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Arms (crest) of Ain

Official blazon

Écartelé : au 1er d’azur au lion contourné d’hermine, au 2e d’azur à trois morailles d’or rangées en pal, au chef d’argent chargé d’un lion issant de gueules, au 3e d’azur à trois fleurs de lis d’or, au bâton de gueules péri en bande, au 4e de gueules au lion d’hermine ; à la croix tréflée d’argent brochant sur la partition.


The arms are a combination of the arms of the former provinces to which the départemnet historically belonged :
the first quarter shows the arms of Bresse, the second those of Pays de Gex, the third the province of Dombes and the fourth of Bugey.

The white cross is derived from the arms of Bourg-en-Bresse, the capital of the département.

Literature : Image taken from La banque du blason (with permission)


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