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Allier (Department, France)

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[Flag of Allier]         [Flag of Allier]

Flag of Allier, two variants - Images by Ivan Sache, 22 September 2009

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Administrative data

Code: 03
Region: Auvergne
Traditional provinces: Bourbonnais, Auvergne, Nivernais
Bordering departments: Cher, Creuse, Loire, Nièvre, Puy-de-Dôme, Saône-et-Loire

Area: 7,340 km2
Population (2006): 343,309 inhabitants

Préfecture: Moulins
Sous-préfectures: Montluçon, Vichy
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 35 cantons, 320 communes.

The department is named after river Allier (41 km), tributary of the Loire.

Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009

Flag of Allier

The flag of Allier, as used in the town of Moulins, is red with the coat of arms of the departement. Unsurprisingly, the departement has retained for its coat of arms the arms of Bourbonnais, D'azur semé de fleurs de lis d'or à la cotice de gueules brochant sur le tout ("Azure a semy of fleurs-de-lis or a cotice gules all over").
The same flag, but with a blue background, was seen in March 2003, hoisted on the Municipal Technical Center of Vichy.

Pascal Vagnat, 22 September 2009

Flag of the General Council of Allier

[Flag of the General Council of Allier]

Flag of the General Council of Allier - Image by Ivan Sache, 22 September 2009

The General Council of Allier has a flag, white with the Council's logo. The flag is hoisted over the entrance of the Regional Council's building in Moulins and other places, for instance the bridge over river Allier in Vichy.
The logo of the General Council of Allier is made of a stylized, green- blue-red letter "A", inscribed in a grey, nearly full circle and surmonting the writing "Conseil Général / Département de l'Allier" in grey letters, with an horizontal line separating the two parts of the writing.

Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 22 September 2009