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The Cher is a river in central Francemarker, left tributary to the river Loiremarker. Its source is in the Creusemarker département, north-east of Crocqmarker. It joins the river Loire in Villandrymarker, west of Toursmarker.

The river suffered a devastating flood in 1940, which damaged Château de Chenonceaumarker, which spans the river, and other structures along the banks.

Départements and towns along the river:

Main tributaries are, from spring to mouth (L: left / R: right):

It owes its name to the pre-Indo-European root kʰar 'stone'.


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