Definitions for vichyˈvɪʃ i, ˈvi ʃi
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Vi•chyˈvɪʃ i, ˈvi ʃi(n.)
a city in central France: provisional capital of unoccupied France 1940–42; hot springs. 32,251.
Category: Geography (places)
a town in central France (south of Paris) noted for hot mineral springs; was capital of the unoccupied part of France during World War II
A town in Auvergne, France, the capital of Vichy France during the World War II
Vichy is a commune in the Allier department in Auvergne in central France. It belongs to the historic province of Bourbonnais. It is known as a spa and resort town and was the de facto capital of Vichy France during the World War II Nazi German occupation from 1940 to 1944. The town's inhabitants are called Vichyssois. Up until the 18th century they were more properly known as les Vichois which stems from the Occitan name of the town, Vichèi. The writer Valery Larbaud uses the term Vicaldiens after the Ancient Roman name for the community. With 80,194 inhabitants, Vichy's urban area is the second largest in the Auvergne region behind Clermont-Ferrand.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a fashionable watering-place in Central France, on the Allier, at the foot of the volcanic mountains of Auvergne; has hot alkaline springs, much resorted to for their medicinal virtues.
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