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Bourges depuis la cathédrale (1).jpg
View from the cathedral.
Coat of arms of Bourges
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Cher
Arrondissement Bourges
Intercommunality Bourges
Mayor Pascal Blanc
Elevation 120–169 m (394–554 ft)
(avg. 153 m or 502 ft*)
Land area1 68.74 km2 (26.54 sq mi)
Population2 66,666  (2012)
 - Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 18033/ 18000
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.

Coordinates: 47°05′04″N 2°23′47″E / 47.0844°N 2.3964°E / 47.0844; 2.3964

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne 7SC2336CFP
Saint-Etienne Cathedral

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

Sister cities

Bourges is twinned with:

  • Germany Augsburg, Germany
  • Portugal Aveiro, Portugal
  • Italy Forlì, Italy
  • Poland Koszalin, Poland
  • Spain Palencia, Spain
  • United Kingdom Peterborough, United Kingdom
  • Russia Yoshkar-Ola, Russia

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