Last modified: 2005-04-02 by ivan sache
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by Arnaud Leroy & Ivan Sache
Flag of the General Council
Traditional provinces: Champagne, Bourgogne, Lorraine, Franche-Comté
Bordering departments: Aube, Côte-d'Or, Marne, Meuse, Haute-Saône, Vosges
Area: 6,211 km2
Population (1995): 200,100 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Langres, Saint-Dizier
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 32 cantons, 395 communes.
The department ("Upper-Marne") is named after the river Marne (525 km), tributary of the Seine.
The General Council of the department uses a flag made of the logo of the General Council placed on a white field and the writing "conseil général / HAUTE-MARNE" below the logo.
The logo shows a blue V, probably symbolizing the valley of the river Marne; a green arabesque, probably symbolizing the forests; and a yellow disc.
The flag is in real use, as reported by Pascal Vagnat.
Ivan Sache, 6 December 2003