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Cher (Department, France)

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[Cher]by Pierre Gay

The banner of arms of the traditional province of Berry can sometimes be seen in the department (Sancerre, Bourges, etc...)
The department has no official coat of arms and never had any.

Pascal Vagnat, 21 February 1999

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Administrative data

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

Area: 7,235 km2
Population (1995): 321,100 inhabitants

Préfecture: Bourges
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.

Flag of the General Council

The General Council uses as flag its logo on a white field, but there is only one or two flags manufactured and they are only used on special events or by associations which want to be represented by the flag.

Pascal Vagnat, 21 February 1999