Vichy (/ˈvɪʃi/;[1] French pronunciation: ​[viʃi]; Occitan: Vichèi) is a ceety in the Allier depairtment in Auvergne in central Fraunce.

Vichy

Vichèi
Toun haw
Toun haw
Coat o airms o Vichy
Coat o airms
Vichy is locatit in Fraunce
Vichy
Vichy
Location within Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
Vichy is locatit in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Vichy
Vichy
Coordinates: 46°07′40″N 3°25′36″E / 46.1278°N 3.4267°E / 46.1278; 3.4267Coordinates: 46°07′40″N 3°25′36″E / 46.1278°N 3.4267°E / 46.1278; 3.4267
KintraFraunce
RegionAuvergne-Rhône-Alpes
DepairtmentAllier
ArrondissementVichy
IntercommunalityVichy Val d'Allier
Govrenment
 • Mayor (2014–2020) Claude Malhuret
Area
1
5.85 km2 (2.26 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)2
24,992
 • Density4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
03310 /03200
Elevation243–317 m (797–1,040 ft)
(avg. 263 m or 863 ft)
1 French Laund Register data, that excludes lochs, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) an river estuaries. 2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anerly coontit ance.

It is kent as a spa an resort toun an wis the seat o govrenment an de facto caipital o Vichy Fraunce during the Warld War II Nazi German occupation frae 1940 tae 1944.

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns – sister ceetiesEedit

Vichy is twinned wi:[2]

Ceety Region Kintra
Wilhelmshaven[2]   Lawer Saxony   Germany
Bad Tölz[2]   Bavarie   Germany
Rhein-Neckar-Kreis[2]   Baden-Württemberg   Germany
Dunfermline[2] Fife   Unitit Kinrick
Logroño[2]   La Rioja   Spain
Cluj-Napoca   Cluj Coonty   Romanie
Saratoga Springs[2]   New York   Unitit States

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Vichy". Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 "National Commission for Decentralised cooperation". Délégation pour l’Action Extérieure des Collectivités Territoriales (Ministère des Affaires étrangères) (in French). Retrieved 2013-12-26.