Place:Allier, France

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NameAllier
TypeDépartement
Coordinates46.417°N 3.033°E
Located inFrance
Also located inAuvergne, France    
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Allier is a French department located in the Auvergne region of central France named after the river Allier. Moulins is the prefecture and the INSEE and Post Code is 03.

The inhabitants of the department are known as Elavérins or Elavérines

History

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The history of Allier corresponds to the Duchy of Bourbon (Bourbonnais) with which it shares almost the entire territory.

Allier is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from parts of the former provinces of Auvergne and Bourbonnais.

In 1940, the government of Marshal Philippe Pétain chose the town of Vichy as its capital. Vichy also became the department's second sub-prefecture in 1940, since the department now found itself split by the between the occupied and (relatively, at least initially) free zones of France.

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