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There are 3 arrondissements in the Cher department. The French departments, and in other countries, are divided into arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts (in some cases, as boroughs). The capital of an arrondissement is called a subprefecture.

If the prefecture (capital) of the department is in an arrondissement, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture.

Arrondissements are further divided into communes.

The arrondissements of Cher are:

INSEE
code
Arrondissement Capital Population
(2014)
Area
(km²)
Density
(Inh./km²)
Communes
181 Bourges Bourges 173,889 2,797.8 62.2 131
182 Saint-Amand-Montrond Saint-Amand-Montrond 65,145 2,669.8 24.4 116
183 Vierzon Vierzon 71,236 1,767.4 40.3 43

History

  • 1790 (4 March) : creation of the department with seven districts: Aubigny, Sancerre, Sancoins, Saint-Amand, Châteaumeillant, Bourges and Vierzon. The capital was Bourges.
  • 1800 : creation of the arrondissements in France; the seven districts were changed into three arrondissements: Bourges, Saint-Amand-Mont-Rond and Sancerre.
  • 1926 (10 September) : the arrondissement of Sancerre was eliminated.
  • 1984 : creation of the arrondissement of Vierzon.

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