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Faucigny (Traditional province, Savoy, France)

Last modified: 2005-04-02 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Faucigny]by Ivan Sache

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History of Faucigny

Faucigny is one of the traditional provinces of Savoy. It is roughly made of the valleys of the rivers Arve and Giffre.

In the XI-XIIIth centuries, the lords of Faucigny were the most powerful in Savoy. In 1290, Beatrix de Faucigny founded a new capital city, called , and attracted there several merchants by suppressing all taxes. The city is now called Bonneville.

Faucigny was incorporated into Savoy in 1355.

Ivan Sache, 26 March 2005

Flag of Faucigny

The flag of Faucigny is vertically divided into six yellow-red stripes.

Ivan Sache, 10 December 2003