Last modified: 2005-12-24 by ivan sache
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Flag of the department of Pyrénées-Orientales - Image by Jorge Candeias, 4 March 2005
Traditional provinces: Roussillon, Languedoc
Bordering departments: Ariège, Aude
Bordering countries: Andorra, Spain (Autonomous Community of Catalonia [province of Girona])
Area: 4,116 km2 (excluding the Spanish enclave
Population (1995): 376,200 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Céret, Prades
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 34 cantons, 475 communes.
The department is named ("Upper-Pyrénées") after the Pyrénées mountains.
The department uses the flag of the traditional province of Roussillon, which is similar to the flag of Catalonia.
Ivan Sache, 4 March 2005