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Prefecture and commune
Bourges Cathedral
Flag of Bourges
Coat of arms of Bourges
Coat of arms
Bourges is located in France
Coordinates: 47°05′04″N 2°23′47″E / 47.0844°N 2.3964°E / 47.0844; 2.3964Coordinates: 47°05′04″N 2°23′47″E / 47.0844°N 2.3964°E / 47.0844; 2.3964
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Intercommunality CA Bourges Plus
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Pascal Blanc
Area1 68.74 km2 (26.54 sq mi)
Population (2009)2 66,786
 • Density 971.57/km2 (2,516.37/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Berruyers
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 18033 /18000
Elevation 120–169 m (394–554 ft)
(avg. 153 m or 502 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Saint-Etienne Cathedral

Bourges is a commune. It is the prefecture of the Cher department.

Sister cities[change | change source]

Bourges is twinned with: