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|Native name||Le Cher|
|Main source||Massif Central
762 m (2,500 ft)
|Progression||Loire→ Atlantic Ocean|
|Basin size||13,688 km2 (5,285 sq mi)|
|Length||396 km (246 mi)|
The Cher (Occitan: Char) is a river in central France, left tributary to the river Loire. Its source is in the Creuse département, north-east of Crocq. It joins the river Loire in Villandry, west of Tours.
Départements and towns along the river:
Main tributaries are, from spring to mouth (L: left / R: right):
- (L) Tardes
- (L) Voueize
- (R) Amaron or Lamaron at Montluçon
- (R) Aumance at Meaulne
- (R) Yèvre at Vierzon, from Le Berry
- (L) Arnon at Vierzon, from the Petite-Marche
- (L) Théols
- (R) Sauldre collecting waters from the Sologne
- (L) Fouzon above Saint-Aignan
It owes its name to the pre-Indo-European root kʰar 'stone'.
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