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Cher ( ) is an administrative department located in the centre of Francemarker. It is named after the Cher Rivermarker.


Cher is 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 department is part of the current administrative region of Centre marker. It is surrounded by the departments of Indremarker, Loir-et-Chermarker, Loiretmarker, Nièvremarker, Alliermarker, and Creusemarker.


The inhabitants of the department are called Berrichons from the former province of Berry.


The President of the General Council is Alain Rafesthain of the Socialist Partymarker.

Party seats
Union for a Popular Movement 10
Socialist Partymarker 9
French Communist Party 7
Miscellaneous Right 5
Miscellaneous Left 4


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

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