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Encyclopedia > Cher (department)
Cher
Coat of Arms of Cher
The Cher coat of arms
Location
Administration
Department number: 18
Region: Centre
Prefecture: Bourges
Sub-Prefectures: Saint-Amand-Montrond
Vierzon
Arrondissements: 3
Cantons: 35
Communes: 290
President of the General Council: Alain Rafesthain
Statistics
Population Ranked 70th
 -1999 314,428
Population density: 43/km²
Land area¹: 7235 km²
¹ French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km².
France

Cher is a département in the center of France. It is named after the Cher River. Image File history File links Blason18. ... Categories: Stub | Coats of arms ... Image File history File links Credit(s): fr:Utilisateur:Rinaldum Source: french wikipedia File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Look up Administration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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. ... France is divided into 26 régions, further subdivided into départements. ... Capital Orléans Land area¹ 39,151 km² Regional President Michel Sapin (PS) (1998 to 2000, and since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... In France, a préfecture is the capital city of a département. ... Bourges is a town and commune in central France. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Saint-Amand-Montrond is a commune and a canton of the département of Cher, in the Centre région, in France. ... Location within France Vierzon is a large French industrial town with a population of around 30,000 in the Cher département, located at 02° 04 10 E, 47° 13 21 N. The town lies on four important highways and two major train lines, and is close to the For... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... Arrondissements of the Cher département In France, the chief town of an arrondissement is known as the sous-préfecture. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividingarrondissements and départementscommunes Cantons number 3,879 among the 329 arondissements and 96 departments of France. ... The following list is a list of the 35 cantons of the Cher département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Bourges (16 cantons) : Les Aix-dAngillon - Baugy - Bourges 1st Canton - Bourges 2nd Canton - Bourges 3rd Canton - Bourges 4th Canton - Bourges 5th Canton - Chârost - Henrichemont - Lér... The commune is an administrative division of France. ... The following is a list of the 290 communes of the Cher département in France. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Disclaimer: It must be noted that reference to French people as an ethnic group is not present in French official terminology. ... Categories: Lists of subnational entities ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Estuaries and coastal waters are among the most productive ecosystems on Earth, providing ecological, economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Cher is a river in central France, tributary to the river Loire. ...

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History

Cher was one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on March 4, 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Berry. The French Revolution (1789–1799/1804) was a vital period in the history of French, and Europe as a whole. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1790 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Berry was a province of France until the provinces were replaced by départements on March 4, 1790. ...


Geography

The department is part of the current region of Centre (Val de Loire). It is surrounded by the departments of Indre, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Nièvre, Allier, and Creuse. Capital Orléans Land area¹ 39,151 km² Regional President Michel Sapin (PS) (1998 to 2000, and since 2004) Population  - Jan. ... Indre is a département in the center of France named after the Indre River. ... Loir-et-Cher is a département in north-central France named after its two principal rivers. ... Loiret is a département in north-central France named after the Loiret River. ... Nièvre is a département in the center of France named after the Nièvre River. ... Allier is a département in south-central France named after the Allier River. ... Creuse is a département in central France named after the Creuse River. ...


Demographics

The inhabitants of the department are called Berrichons from the former province of Berry. Berry was a province of France until the provinces were replaced by départements on March 4, 1790. ...


Tourism

The Bourges Cathedral of St. Étienne is a major tourist attraction.


See also

  • Cantons of the Cher département
  • Communes of the Cher département
  • Arrondissements of the Cher département

The following list is a list of the 35 cantons of the Cher département, in France, sorted by arrondissement: Arrondissement of Bourges (16 cantons) : Les Aix-dAngillon - Baugy - Bourges 1st Canton - Bourges 2nd Canton - Bourges 3rd Canton - Bourges 4th Canton - Bourges 5th Canton - Chârost - Henrichemont - Lér... The following is a list of the 290 communes of the Cher département in France. ... Arrondissements of the Cher département In France, the chief town of an arrondissement is known as the sous-préfecture. ...

External links

  • General Council of Cher (in French)
  • http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fnart/arch/bourges.html
  • http://www.sitesatlas.com/Europe/France/Bourges.htm
  • http://berrichou.free.fr/

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