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Montluçon ( is a commune in central France on the Cher river. It is the largest commune in the Allier department, although the department's préfecture is located in the smaller town of Moulins. Its inhabitants are known as Montluçonnais. The town is in the traditional province of Bourbonnais and was part of the mediaeval duchy of Bourbon.GeographyMontluçon is located in the northwest of the Allier department near the frontier of the Centre and Limousin regions.Montluçon is linked with surrounding regions and towns via four main road axes, plus the highway A71 from Orléans to Clermont-Ferrand; through a railway linking in the North Vierzon then Paris (3-5h). Formerly the canal de Berry linked Montluçon towards the north.Montluçon is 106km south of Bourges, 340km from Paris, 95km from Clermont-Ferrand, 280km (3h) from Lyon, 150km (2h) from Limoges and 400km from the Atlantic coast.Montluçon is close to the Méridienne verte (an architectural project marking the Paris meridian) and to the Greenwich meridian.
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