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Miramas (Municipality, Bouches-du-Rhône, France)

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Flag of Miramas - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 September 2020

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Presentation of Miramas

The municipality of Miramas (26,668 inhabitants in 2018; 2,574 ha) is It is located at the north end of the étang de Berre, adjacent to and northeast of the town of Istres.
Miramas grew in the 20th century around a major marshalling yard on the Marseilles-Lyon railway line. Two km away from the modern town of Miramas, located in the plain, the old village, called Miramas le Vieux, has a magnificent panoramic view of the étang de Berre and the whole of the Crau plain.

Olivier Touzeau, 7 September 2020

Flag of Miramas

The flag of Miramas (photo, photo) is white with the municipal logo.
The logo, which was created by the Thalamus agency (website), "embodies a changing Miramas, a moving Miramas. It refers to a historic center, the start of the writing of a new town with a focus on the future. The colors of the logo are warm and dynamic to establish Miramas as a living town in Provence, in constant evolution, close to its inhabitants and its youth. Ellipses support this aspiration for openness, mesh and change. They also reflect the positioning and strategic access of the town in the heart of Provence."

Olivier Touzeau & Dominique Cureau, 7 September 2020

Former flags of Miramas

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Two former flags of Miramas - Images by Olivier Touzeau and Pascal Vagnat, respectively, 10 September 2020

The former flag of Miramas (photo, 2010) was white with the coat of arms in the center, beneath it a red ribbon inscribed with the word "Miramaris",
An ealrier flag of Miramas, observed in 2000, was vertically divided yellow-blue, with the coat of arms in the center, the name "MIRAMAS" in sans serif letters above, and the words "en Provence" on a red ribbon below.

The coat of arms of Miramas is "Azure a key or palewise ward upwards surrounded by seven plates three dexter and four sinister and a letter "M" argent dexter to the lozengy head of the key".
The arms are shown in the Armorial Général (image), with the seven white bezants arranged in an orle around the key's upper part. Bresc's Armorial (1866) [bjs94] shows the present-day's design of the coat of arms.

Olivier Touzeau, Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 10 September 2020