Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cher, a river of Central France, with a northerly and north-westerly course of about 200 miles, falls into the Loire 12 miles below Tours. The department covers an area of 2,770 square miles. Its surface is for the most part flat, and agriculture and cattle rearing are extensively followed. Among its manufactures are "woollens, cutlery, and porcelain. There are also iron and coal mines and marble quarries. Its capital is Bourges.