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Flag of Aix-Marseille-Provence - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 January 2019
Aix-Marseille-Provence (1,895,600 inhabitants in 2018; 317,300 ha) was created in January 2016, as the merger of the Communauté urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole and five Communautés d'agglomération: Pays d'Aix, Agglopole Provence, Ouest Provence, Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Étoile, and Pays de Martigues. Aix-Marseille-Provence has 1,895,000 inhabitants of which 862,000 in Marseilles proper and 143,000 in Aix-en-Provence. Aix-Marseille-Provence is composed of 92 municipalities: Aix-en-Provence, Marseilles, Allauch, Alleins, Aubagne, Auriol, Aurons, La Barben, Beaurecueil, Belcodène, Berre-l'Étang, Bouc-Bel-Air, La Bouilladisse, Cabriès, Cadolive, Carnoux-en-Provence, Carry-le-Rouet, Cassis, Ceyreste, Charleval, Châteauneuf-le-Rouge, Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, La Ciotat, Cornillon-Confoux, Coudoux, Cuges-les-Pins, La Destrousse, Éguilles, Ensuè:s-la-Redonne, Eyguières, La Fare-les-Oliviers, Fos-sur-Mer, Fuveau, Gardanne, Gémenos, Gignac-la-Nerthe, Grans, Gréasque, Istres, Jouques, Lamanon, Lambesc, Lançon-de-Provence, Mallemort, Marignane, Martigues, Meyrargues, Meyreuil, Mimet, Miramas, Pélissanne, Les Pennes-Mirabeau, La Penne-sur-Huveaune, Pertuis (Vaucluse), Peynier, Peypin, Peyrolles-en-Provence, Plan-de-Cuques, Port-de-Bouc, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône, Puyloubier, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade, Rognac, Rognes, La Roque-d'Anthéron, Roquefort-la-Bédoule, Roquevaire, Rousset, Le Rove, Saint-Antonin-sur-Bayon, Saint-Cannat, Saint-Chamas, Saint-Estève-Janson, Saint-Marc-Jaumegarde, Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts, Saint-Paul-lès-Durance, Saint-Savournin, Saint-Victoret, Saint-Zacharie (Var), Salon-de-Provence, Sausset-les-Pins, Sénas, Septèmes-les-Vallons, Simiane-Collongue, Le Tholonet, Trets, Vauvenargues, Velaux, Venelles, Ventabren, Vernègues, and Vitrolles.
The flag of the Aix-Marseille-Provence (photo, photo) is white with the authority's logo.
The logo was designed by 2C Comm (portfolio), a communication agency from Valence,
which was created in 2006.
The four arrows forming the "X" of "Aix" have the following meaning:
- top left: Expansion:
- top right: Evolution;
- bottom right: Innovation;
- bottom left: Open-mindedness.
The four graphic elements placed at the base of the logo have the
following meaning, from left to right:
- sky by fine weather; the words associated with the celestial blue color are "airy", "serene", "fresh", "intuitive", "peace".
- forests, woody areas, regional parks, nature reserves; the words associated with the light green color are "positive", "hope", "luck", "stability".
- topography, hills, mounts, peaks, mountains, rocks; the words associated with the orange red color are "joy", "creativity", "communication", "security", "optimism".
- sea, offshore: the words associated with the bright blue color are "wisdom", "serenity", "truth", "loyalty".
The keywords conveyed by the logo are "simple", "primary", "frank", "emotional", "enthusiastic", "amused", "merry", "expressive", "dynamic", "reassuring", "serene", "to discover", "to explore", "epicurean", "mobile", "swift", "airy", "receptive", "natural", "free", "universal language", "revelation"...
Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 20 January 2019
Marseille Provence Métropole
Flag of MPM - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 January 2019
The Communauté urbaine Marseille Provence Métropole, founded by Prefectoral Decree of 7 July 2000 (succeeding a Municipalities' Authority created on 16 December 1992), groups the 18 municipalities of Marseilles, Allauch, Carnoux-en-
Provence, Carry-le-Rouet, Cassis, Ceyreste, Châteauneuf-les-Martigues, La Ciotat, Ensuès-la-Redonne, Gémenos, Gignac-la-Nerthe, Marignane, Le Rove, Plan de Cuques, Roquefort-la-Bedoule, Saint-Victoret, Sausset-les-Pins, and Septème-les-Vallons.
Among other duties, MPM manages public transportation (including school buses) on its territory, through proper lines (Transmétropole) and "delegation of public service" to local companies, such as RTM (Régie des Transports marseillais, operating buses, trams and the subway in Marseilles) and Frioul If Express, operating boats to the islands of the Bay of Marseilles. MPM also manages the 24 marina located on its territory.
The flag of MPM, white with the logo of the authority, was hoisted
in several places, including the Vieux-Port of Marseilles and the
other marinas managed by MPM, and on the Frioul If Express boats.
The logo of MPM, adopted on 24 January 2002, shows a blue "flag" (that does not exist in the real world) with MPM in white letters outlined in black, partially hiding an orange rectangle with a white "disk" in the middle (half concealed by the blue "flag"). These elements are flanked on right by the white writing (blue on the flag): "MARSEILLE / PROVENCE / METROPOLE / COMMUNAUTE URBAINE". "COMMUNAUTE URBAINE" is written in smaller letters to cover the same width as the three other words.
Ivan Sache, 19 September 2009