Last modified: 2019-05-05 by ivan sache
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Flag of Corsica - Image by Pierre Gay, 6 July 2000
Area: 8,680 km2
Population (1995): 259,800 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Ajaccio
The Collectivity of Corsica was established on 1 January 2018 after the merger of the former Territorial Collectivity of Corsica with the Departemental Councils of Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.
Ivan Sache, 1 January 2018
The only flag ever used by the Corsican institutions is the traditional flag of
Corsica, which was adopted as the regional flag in 1980.
Flags with logos of the territorial collectivity, seen on flagmakers websites, were never used.
When a Region, Corsica used a logo inscribed with "Région de Corse" (image); in 1991, the new Territorial Collectivity used the same logo with appropriate writing, "Collectivité Territoriale de Corse" (image). In the late 1990s, the logo was changed with stylized maps of Corsica (blue) and continental France (gray), made of lines (image). A similar logo (image) was used from 2004 to 2012 on a blue field.
A new logo (image) was eventually adopted in 2012, with the Moor’s head and the name of the collectivity in French and in Corsican.
Olivier Touzeau, 17 September 2017