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Flag of Essonne, current and former versions - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 27 December 2020
Traditional provinces: Île-de-France, Orléanais
Bordering departments: Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne
Area: 1,804 km2
Population (2006): 1 296 130 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Étampes, Palaiseau
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 21 cantons, 194 municipalities.
The department is named after river Essonne (90 km),
tributary of the Seine.
The Law of 10 July 1964 on the reorganization of the region of Paris, with effect on 1 January 1968, suppressed the departments of Seine and Seine-et-Oise. The department of Essonne was made of 198 municipalities from Seine-et-Oise.
Decree of 21 November 1969 transferred the municipalities of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble to the department of Yvelines. Decree of 30 September 1974 merged the former municipality of Dommerville (Eure-et-Loir) into the municipality of Angerville (Essonne).
Ivan Sache, 15 November 2009
The flag of Essonne (photo) is composed of the corporate logo of the Departmental Council, which includes the corporate motto, "Terre d'avenirs" (Land of opportunities) adopted in 2017. The former flag of Essonne (photo) was similar, with the logo bordered in white and the motto omitted.
Following the 2015 reform, the logo was modified with the words "Le Conseil Général" replaced by "Le Département".
Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 27 December 2020
Flag of the former General Council of Essonne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017
The flag of the former General Council of Essonne (photo) was blue with a white lettering "Essonne / LE CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL". The full logo had this text in a light blue trapezoidal shape, but only the text appears on the flag in a field of darker blue.
Ivan Sache & Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017
Former versions of the flag
Earlier version of the flag of the former General Council - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017, after the description provided by Pascal Vagnat (2003)
The flag used in 2002-2009 featured the logo of the time.
Earlier version of the flag of the former General Council - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017, after the Cyber-flag website
An even older flag used the previous logo of the General Council, including a tangram, in use at an unknown date before 1999. The logo was modified with another font and another arrangement in 1999, but the tangram was kept in use until 2002.
Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017