Last modified: 2005-03-05 by ivan sache
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Traditional provinces: Berry, Bourbonnais, Orléanais
Bordering departments: Allier, Creuse, Indre, Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Nièvre
Area: 7,235 km2
Population (1995): 321,100 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Saint-Amand-Montrond, Vierzon
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 35 cantons, 290 communes.
The department is named after the river Cher (350 km), tributary of Loire.
by Pierre Gay
The banner of arms of the traditional province of
Berry can sometimes be seen in the
department (Sancerre, Bourges,
The department has no official coat of arms and never had any.
Pascal Vagnat, 21 February 1999