Allier

Allier
Department
Prefecture building of the Allier department, in Moulins
Prefecture building of the Allier department, in Moulins
Flag of Allier
Flag
Coat of arms of Allier
Coat of arms
Location of Allier in France
Location of Allier in France
Coordinates: 46°20′N 3°10′E / 46°20′N 3°10′E / 46.333; 3.167
Country France
Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Département 4 March 1790
Prefecture Moulins
Subprefectures Montluçon, Vichy
Government
 •  President Gérard Dériot [1]
Area [2]
 • Total 7,340.1 km2 (2,834.0 sq mi)
Population (2014) [3]
 • Total 343,062
 • Density 46.7381/km2 (121.0510/sq mi)
Time zone CET ( UTC+1)
 • Summer ( DST) CEST ( UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code FR-03
Arrondissements 3
Cantons 19
Communes 317
Website http://www.allier.fr

Allier is a department in the centre of France, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. It is named after the river Allier, a tributary of the Loire. Its prefecture is Moulins.

History

Map of Allier.

Allier is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790 with Moulins as its capital. [4] It was formed from most of all the former province of Bourbonnais (the Duchy of Bourbonnais); Saint-Amand-Montrond, in the Cher department, was the only part of the old province that was not made part of Allier.

It was divided in seven districts: Cérilly, Moulins, Le Donjon, Cusset, Gannat, Montmarault and Montluçon.

In 1800, with the creation of the arrondissements in France, the seven districts were changed into four arrondissements: Moulins, Gannat, Lapalisse and Montluçon. [4]

On 10 September 1926, the arrondissement of Gannat was eliminated and in 1941 Vichy became the capital of one arrondissement of the department instead of Lapalisse. [4]

In 1940, during World War II, the city of Vichy was the capital of Vichy France.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Allier
aragonés: Alier
Bân-lâm-gú: Allier
беларуская: Алье (дэпартамент)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Алье
català: Alier
Cebuano: Allier
Cymraeg: Allier
dansk: Allier
davvisámegiella: Allier (departemeanta)
English: Allier
español: Allier
Esperanto: Allier
euskara: Allier
فارسی: آلیه
Gàidhlig: Allier
galego: Allier
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Allier-sén
한국어: 알리에 주
Հայերեն: Ալյե (գավառ)
Ido: Allier
Bahasa Indonesia: Allier
interlingua: Departimento Allier
italiano: Allier
Basa Jawa: Allier
Kapampangan: Allier
қазақша: Алье
Kiswahili: Allier
Ladino: Allier
Lëtzebuergesch: Departement Allier
lietuvių: Aljė
Limburgs: Allier
magyar: Allier
Malagasy: Allier
मराठी: आल्ये
Bahasa Melayu: Allier
日本語: アリエ県
norsk: Allier
norsk nynorsk: Allier
پنجابی: ضلع الائیغ
Plattdüütsch: Allier
română: Allier
русский: Алье
Scots: Allier
shqip: Allier
slovenščina: Allier (departma)
српски / srpski: Алије (департман)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Allier (departman)
suomi: Allier
Türkçe: Allier
українська: Альє
اردو: الیے
Tiếng Việt: Allier
Volapük: Allier
Winaray: Allier
粵語: 阿列
Zeêuws: Allier
中文: 阿列省