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Vendée shield


(väNdā´) (pron: vahn-day)

Capital: La Roche-sur-Yon (pron: lah-rahsh-sur-yawn)
French annexation: 1453 (Poitou)

The Sacred Heart of Vendée was used as an emblem during an insurrection between 1793 and 1796.  This coat of arms was adopted in 1943 for Vendée, a department of Poitou.

Vendée provincial map