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Poitou shield


(pwä-tū´) (pron: pwah-too)

Capital: Poitiers (pron: pwah-tee-ay)
French annexation: 1453

Poitou was given to Alphonse de France, Count of Toulouse, by his father, King Louis VIII.  This coat of arms comes from his mother, Blanche of Castille (Spain).

Poitou provincial map