The département belongs to the région Auvergne and is surrounded by the following French départements: Cher, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, and Creuse.
The following rivers run through Allier:
Attractions in Allier
Montluçon, Vichy, and Moulins are the principal cities. The rest of the département consists of smaller towns, mostly along the rivers. In general, the ‘département is sparsely populated.
Allier is the most productive agricultural area of the Auvergne. Vichy has long been known for its water, which is exported throughout the world.