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Lyonnais shieldLyonnais

(lē-ô-nĕ´) (pron: lee-oh-nay)

Capital: Lyons (pron: lee-own)
French annexation: 1531

In the thirteenth century, the merchants’ guilds revolted against the power of the Archbishop-Count of Lyon.  They used a lion on their banners to express their own strength.

Lyonnais provincial map