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Allier is a French département, number 03, named after the Allier River[?]. It was created in 1790 out of portions of the old provinces of Auvergne and Bourbonnais[?].

Préfecture (capital): Moulin[?]

Sous-préfectures: Montluçon[?] and Vichy.

The most productive agricultural area of the Auvergne.

See also: List of the communes of the Allier département.

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