Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes or ARA (, Ôvèrgne-Rôno-Ârpes, Auvèrnhe Ròse Aups, Alvernia-Rodano-Alpi) is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes.wikipedia
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Auvergne

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes or ARA (, Ôvèrgne-Rôno-Ârpes, Auvèrnhe Ròse Aups, Alvernia-Rodano-Alpi) is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps (Alpes). The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.
Since 1 January 2016, it is part of the new region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Regions of France

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes or ARA (, Ôvèrgne-Rôno-Ârpes, Auvèrnhe Ròse Aups, Alvernia-Rodano-Alpi) is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes.
Two regions, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, opted to retain their interim names.

Rhône-Alpes

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes or ARA (, Ôvèrgne-Rôno-Ârpes, Auvèrnhe Ròse Aups, Alvernia-Rodano-Alpi) is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes.
Since 1 January 2016, it is part of the new region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

French Alps

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The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps (Alpes). The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.
The French Alps are the portions of the Alps mountain range that stand within France, located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regions.

Occitanie

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The region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais, and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.
It borders Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Andorra (Canillo, Encamp, La Massana, Ordino) and Spain (Aragon and Catalonia)

2015 French regional elections

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The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.

Canton of Geneva

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The region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais, and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.
The Republic and Canton of Geneva (République et canton de Genève; Rèpublica et canton de Geneva; Republik und Kanton Genf; Repubblica e Cantone di Ginevra; Republica e chantun Genevra) is the French-speaking westernmost canton or state of Switzerland, surrounded on almost all sides by France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes).

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

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The region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais, and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.
It is bounded to the east by the France-Italy border, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea and by the Principality of Monaco, to the north by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, and to the west by Occitanie, with the Rhône river marking its westernmost border.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine

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The region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais, and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.
Nouvelle-Aquitaine is delimited by four other French regions (Pays de la Loire to the north-west, Centre-Val de Loire to the north, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes to the east, and Occitanie to the south-east), three autonomous communities in Spain to the south (from east to west, Aragon, Navarre, and Basque Country), and the North Atlantic Ocean (the north-eastern part of Bay of Biscay, Golfe de Gascogne in French) to the west.

Canton of Vaud

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The region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais, and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.
It is located in Romandy, the French-speaking western part of the country; and borders the canton of Neuchâtel to the north, the cantons of Fribourg and Bern to the east, Valais and Lake Geneva to the south, the canton of Geneva to the south-west and France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) to the west.

Aosta Valley

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The region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais, and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.
It is bordered by Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France to the west, Valais, Switzerland to the north and by the Metropolitan City of Turin in the region of Piedmont, Italy, to the south and east.

Ain

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
It is part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and bordered by the rivers Saône and Rhône.

Allier

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Allier ; is a French department located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of central France named after the river Allier.

Ardèche

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Ardèche (Occitan and Arpitan: Ardecha) is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of Southeast France.

Cantal

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Cantal is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, with its prefecture in Aurillac.

Drôme

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Drôme (Droma in Occitan, Drôma in Arpitan) is a department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes named after the Drôme River.

Canton of Valais

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The region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais, and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.
To its south lies Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont), to the southwest France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes).

Haute-Savoie

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Haute-Savoie (Savouè d’Amont or Hiôta-Savouè; Upper Savoy; Obersavoyen or Hochsavoyen; Alta Savoia) is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, bordering both Switzerland and Italy.

Haute-Loire

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Haute-Loire is part of the current region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and is surrounded by the departments of Loire, Ardèche, Lozère, Cantal, and Puy-de-Dôme.

Isère

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Isère (Arpitan: Isera, Occitan: Isèra) is a department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in eastern France named after the river Isère.

Loire (department)

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Loire (Lêre; Léger) is a department in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes occupying the River Loire's upper reaches.

Piedmont

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The region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais, and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.
It borders with France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), Switzerland (Ticino and Valais) and the Italian regions of Lombardy, Liguria, Aosta Valley and for a very small fragment with Emilia Romagna.

Rhône (department)

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Rhône (Rôno) is a French department located in the central Eastern region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Lyon

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Lyon (1,622,331; region prefecture)
It is the capital of the Metropolis of Lyon and the region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Savoie

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes comprises twelve departments : Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Haute-Savoie, Isère, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Savoie
Savoie (Arpitan: Savouè, Italian: Savoia, English: Savoy ) is a French department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of the French Alps.