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Châteauroux is a commune of central France, préfecture (capital) of the Indre département. Population (1999): 52,345. In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Indre is a département in the center of France named after the Indre River. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. ...


Châteauroux is the second largest town in Berry, after Bourges. Berry was a province of France until the provinces were replaced by départements on March 4, 1790. ... The vaulted nave of Bourges Cathedral Bourges (pop. ...


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