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Comtat Venaissin shieldComtat Venaissin

(kəNtä´vənäsăN´) (pron: kun-tah-vun-ah-san)

Capital: Avignon (pron: ah-vee-nyawn)
French annexation: 1791

The keys are St. Peter’s keys, and refer to the spiritual and temporal powers linked in a single hand, reflecting the province’s 500 years as a papal enclave.

Comtat Venaissin provincial map