- a river flowing N from S France to the Loire. About 250 miles (400 km) long.
- a department in central France. 2850 sq. mi. (7380 sq. km). Capital: Moulins.
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Pradelles stands on a hillside, high above the Allier, surrounded by rich meadows.
I was soon out of the cultivated basin of the Allier, and away from the ploughing oxen and such-like sights of the country.
I had crossed the Loire the day before; now I was to cross the Allier; so near are these two confluents in their youth.
He sat for Allier and was one of the fifteen officers chosen to assist in the peace negotiations.
Of that over the Allier and of the Parisian one, some of the ancient piles have been found in the bed of the rivers.
- a department of central France, in Auvergne region. Capital: Moulins. Pop: 342 307 (2003 est). Area: 7382 sq km (2879 sq miles)
- a river in S central France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing north to the Loire. Length: over 403 km (250 miles)
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