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Cher (Department, France)

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Administrative data

Code: 18
Region: Centre-Val de Loire
Traditional provinces: Berry, Bourbonnais, Orléanais
Bordering departments: Allier, Creuse, Indre, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Nièvre

Area: 7,235 km2
Population (2006): 315,000 inhabitants

Préfecture: Bourges
Sous-préfectures: Saint-Amand-Montrond, Vierzon
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 35 cantons, 290 communes.

The department is named after river Cher (350 km), tributary of the Loire.

Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009