Cher (department)

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Cher department
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Cher (Occitan: Char) is a department found in the centre of France. It is named after the Cher river. It is one of the first 83 departments made during the French revolution. Its in the Centre-Val de Loire region. Its prefecture is Bourges. Its population is about 314,428 (1999 census).