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Aisne (Departement, France)

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Flag of Aisne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 4 February 2019

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Administrative data

Code: 02
Region: Hauts-de-France (Picardie until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Picardy, Île-de-France, Champagne
Bordering departments: Ardennes, Marne, Nord, Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Somme
Bordering country: Belgium (province of Hainaut)

Area: 7,362 km2
Population (2016): 536,136 inhabitants

Préfecture: Laon
Sous-préfectures: Château-Thierry, Saint-Quentin, Soissons, Vervins
Subdivisions: 5 arrondissements, 42 cantons, 816 communes.

The department is named after river Aisne (280 km), a tributary to the Oise.
On 1 September 1973, the municipality of Escaufourt, formerly enclaved in the department of Nord, was merged with the municipality of Saint-Souplet (Nord).

Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019

Flag of Aisne

The flag currently in use by the Departmental Council of Aisne (photo) is white with the logo adopted in 2015.
The colors are prescribed as follows:

            Pantone     CMYK        RGB
Dark blue     287c   100-70-0-0  0-76-146
Gray-blue      Same prescriptions at 30%

The font type is Frutiger LT Std 55 Roman.
[Graphic charter, May 2015]

Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 9 February 2019

Former General Council of Aisne


Former flag of Aisne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 9 February 2019

Before 2015, and at least since 2012, a white flag with the former logo was in use (photo).
The logo had been adopted in 2003, and another design (white field with logo, blue and green stripes in the fly) was reported in 2004 (image).


Older flag of Aisne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 9 February 2019

An older version of the logo, with the same main graphical element, appeared on a flag in use in the 1990s (photo, 1996). It has been reported as silver with the logo, and three separated stripes on the hoist in blue (two stripes) and green (one stripe).

Olivier Touzeau, 9 February 2019