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Angers (Municipality, Maine-et-Loire, France)

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Flags of Angers - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 17 April 2021

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Presentation of Angers

The municipality of Angers (151,056 inhabitants in 2014; 4,270 ha) is the capital of Anjou.

The fortified castle built by Blanche of Castile and her son Louis IX (St. Louis) in 1231, has 17 massive towers of 40-50 m in jeight, while the total length of its walls exceeds one kilometer. Now a museum, the castle keeps beautiful tapestries from the 14th (Apocalypse tapestry) to the 17th (Penthesilea tapestry) centuries.
The former St. John Hospital keeps a collection of modern tapestries (The Song of the World) by Jean Lurçat (1892-1966).

Ivan Sache, 24 April 2001

Flags of Angers

The flag of Angers (photo) is vertically divided red-blue, charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms, "Gules a key argent in pale a chief azure two fleurs-de-lis or", fimbriated in white.
The municipality also uses a flag horizontally divided blue-red (1:2), charged in the center with the white “A” featured on the municipal logo (photo, photo).

Ivan Sache & Olivier Touzeau, 17 April 2021

Cercle de la Voile d'Angers


Burgee of CVA - Image by Jorge Candeias, 28 December 2004

The burgee of CVA (image) is blue with two red triangles placed along the hoist, the upper triangle being smaller, and the writing "CVA 1896" (the year of foundation) in white in the blue part.

Ivan Sache, 28 December 2004