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Orléanais shieldOrléanais

(ôr´lē-e-nā´) (pron: oar-lee-uh-nay)

Capital: Orléans (pron: oar-lay-ahn)
French annexation: tenth century

In 1344 the king of France, Philippe de Valois, granted Orléanais to his son, Philippe.  This shield carries the royal banner (fleurs-de-lys) and a white ribbon, indicating the inheritance.

Orléanais provincial map