Cher department


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Cher
Coat of arms of the Cher department
Finistère Côtes-d’Armor Ille-et-Vilaine Morbihan Loire-Atlantique Vendée Manche Mayenne Orne Calvados Maine-et-Loire Sarthe Indre-et-Loire Vienne Deux-Sèvres Indre Loir-et-Cher Eure Eure-et-Loir Seine-Maritime Oise Aisne Somme Pas-de-Calais Nord Ardennes Marne Meuse Meurthe-et-Moselle Haute-Marne Vosges Moselle Haut-Rhin Bas-Rhin Territoire de Belfort Cher Loiret Yonne Aube Côte-d’Or Nièvre Haute-Saône Essonne Yvelines Seine-et-Marne Val-d’Oise Hauts-de-Seine Val-de-Marne Seine-Saint-Denis Paris Doubs Jura Saône-et-Loire Allier Creuse Haute-Vienne Charente Charente-Maritime Corrèze Dordogne Gironde Puy-de-Dôme Loire Rhône Ain Haute-Savoie Cantal Lot Savoie Haute-Loire Isère Ardèche Landes Lot-et-Garonne Hautes-Alpes Drôme Alpes-Maritimes Var Alpes-de-Haute-Provence Vaucluse Bouches-du-Rhône Gard Hérault Lozère Aveyron Tarn Tarn-et-Garonne Gers Pyrènèes-Atlantiques Hautes-Pyrénées Aude Pyrénées-Orientales Haute-Garonne Ariège Haute-Corse Corse-du-Sud Vereinigtes Königreich Andorra Guernsey Jersey Niederlande Belgien Luxemburg Deutschland Liechtenstein Monaco Österreich Schweiz Italien SpanienLocation of the Cher department in France
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region Center-Val de Loire
prefecture Bourges
Sub-prefecture (s) Saint-Amand-Montrond
Vierzon
Residents 304,256 (Jan. 1, 2017)
Population density 42 inhabitants per km²
surface 7,234.95 km²
Arrondissements 3
Community associations 19th
Cantons 19th
Communities 287
President of the
Department Council
Michel Autissier
ISO-3166-2 code FR-18
Location of the Cher
Location of the department of Cher in the
region Center-Val de Loire

The Cher  [ ʃɛːʀ ] is the French department of 18 with the ordinal number It is located in the center of the country in the Region Center-Val de Loire and is named after the river Cher named. Please click to listen!Play

geography

The Cher department borders on the Indre and Loir-et-Cher departments in the west, the Loiret department in the north, the Nièvre department in the east, the Allier department in the south-east and the Creuse department in the extreme south .

While the Loire forms the eastern border to the Nièvre department, the eponymous Cher flows through the west of the department in a northerly direction.

history

The department was formed on March 4, 1790 mainly from the eastern part of the Berry province and the northeast of the Bourbonnais .

It has belonged to the Center region since 1960 , which was renamed Center-Val de Loire in 2016 .

coat of arms

The blazon for the coat of arms of the Cher department reads in French:

d'azur semé de fleurs de lys d'or, à la bordure engrêlée cousue de gueules, à la fasce ondée d'argent brochant sur le tout (blue, studded with golden lilies, with a red, curved hem, over everything a silver wave bar .)

This coat of arms is originally the coat of arms of John of France , Duke of Berry since 1360, third son of John the Good .

The overlaid wave bar represents the river Cher .

The original design for today's coat of arms including its blazon was created by Robert Louis in the 1950s.

Cities

The most populous communes of the Cher department are:

city Population
(2017)
Arrondissement
Bourges 64,551 Bourges
Vierzon 25.903 Vierzon
Saint-Amand-Montrond 9,437 Saint-Amand-Montrond
Saint-Doulchard 9,505 Bourges
Saint-Florent-sur-Cher 6,537 Bourges
Mehun-sur-Yèvre 6,562 Vierzon
Aubigny-sur-Nère 5,488 Vierzon
Saint-Germain-du-Puy 5,085 Bourges

Administrative division

The Cher département is divided into three arrondissements , 19 cantons and 287 communes :

Communes and arrondissements in the Cher department
Arrondissement Cantons Communities Residents
January 1, 2017
Area
km²
Density of
population / km²
Code
INSEE
Bourges 11 128 000000000171849.0000000000171,849 2,783.87 000000000000062.000000000062 181
Saint-Amand-Montrond 5 116 000000000062977.000000000062,977 2,683.72 000000000000023.000000000023 182
Vierzon 5 43 000000000069430.000000000069,430 1,767.36 000000000000039.000000000039 183
Cher department 19th 287 000000000304256.0000000000304.256 7,234.95 000000000000042.000000000042 18th

See also:

Web links

Commons : Département Cher  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. cg18.fr, accessed on May 3, 2015

Coordinates: 47 ° 5 '  N , 2 ° 27'  E