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Faucigny (Traditional province, Savoy, France)

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[Flag of Faucigny]

Flag of Faucigny - Image by Ivan Sache, 10 December 2003


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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.
Faucigny was named after the Roman lord of the area, Falcinius.
In the 11th-13th centuries, the lords of Faucigny were the most powerful in Savoy. In 1290, Beatrix de Faucigny founded a new capital, called la bonne ville (today, Bonneville), and developed trade there by suppressing all taxes.
Faucigny was incorporated into Savoy in 1355.

Ivan Sache, 26 March 2005


Flag of Faucigny

The flag of Faucigny, a banner of the arms of the ancient lords of Faucigny, is vertically divided into six yellow-red stripes.

Ivan Sache, 10 December 2003