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Lyonnais is a former province of central-eastern France, located in the modern day Rhône département. Image File history File links Lyonnais_flag. ... Image File history File links Lyonnais_flag. ... The Kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the département system superseded provinces. ... Rhône is a French département located in the central Eastern région of Rhône-Alpes. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ...

Lyonnais is a dialect of the Franco-Provençal language that was spoken in the region. Franco-Provençal (Francoprovençal) or Arpitan (in Italian: francoprovenzale, French: francoprovençal(e), German: Franko-Provenzalische) is a Romance language with several dialects in a linguistic sub-group separate from Langue dOïl and Langue dOc. ...

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CNN.com - Lyonnais sparkles on bid talk - Nov. 25, 2002 (612 words)
Lyonnais (PCL) shot up by more than 20 percent, or 7.78 euros, to 46.72 euros and BNP (PBNP)slipped 2.59 euros, or 5.3 percent, to 43 euros in early Paris trading on Monday.
He said making a full bid for Lyonnais was not an issue at the current time and would not lead to a change in leadership at Lyonnais, although he would like to establish "close dialogue" with the bank's management.
Credit Lyonnais, which has a market capitalisation of about 13 billion euros and is seen as too small to continue on its own in the long-term, held talks with Credit Agricole about a merger earlier this year before disagreements over the balance of power in a combined group scuppered a deal.
Lyonnais, Léon II (105 words)
Lyonnais (Bossu or Bossue, dit Lyonnais), Léon II.
He played piccolo in the Lyonnais orchestra and took part 26 Jan 1880 in a charity concert as an actor and a singer of 'comic songs.'
See also Pierre-Olivier Lyonnais (his great-uncle), Joseph Lyonnais (his father), Roch Lyonnais (his brother), and Cyrille-Roch Lyonnais (his nephew).
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