Saint- Amand- Montrond is a French town with 10,646 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Cher in the Centre region and the capital of the eponymous arrondissement, the one that is the least populated of the three arrondissements that form the department of Cher.
The city is situated on the eastern bank of the Cher River, which separates them from the community Orval, with which it is connected by two bridges over the river. Located in the city area opens out as the river Marmande right tributary in the Cher. Here also branches off the former shipping canal Canal de Berry from out of the valley of the Cher and follows the Marmande the east.
Saint- Amand- Montrond located on the southern Via Lemovicensis (French Voie de Vezelay limousine or Voie ). This is the Latin name of one of the four pilgrimage routes to Santiago in France. 1998, this " Pilgrimage Routes in France " as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The settlement history can be proven to prehistoric times. In the Middle Ages three settlements can be distinguished: Saint- Amand- le- Chastel, Montrond and Saint -Amand- sous -Montrond.
In addition to agriculture include jewelery making and printing of the main sectors of the economy.
From 1983 to 2007, Serge Vinçon mayor of the municipality. From 2002 Vinçon was chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee of the Senate. He was also Vice- President of the Senate. An aircraft of the type Mirage was erected in his honor on a roundabout at the entrance to the city.
Local attractions include the ruins of Montrond, the castle of La Ferolle, the Abbey of Noirlac, the Canal de Berry and La Cité de l'or.