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Flag of Gironde - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 March 2019
Region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Aquitaine until 2014)
Traditional province: Guyenne and Gascony
Bordering departments: Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne
Area: 10,001 km2
Population (2016): 1,566,679 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Arcachon, Blaye, Langon, Lesparre-Médoc, Libourne
Subdivisions: 6 arrondissements, 33 cantons, 535 municipalities.
The department is named after the estuary of Gironde (75 km), made by the confluence of rivers Garonne and Dordogne.
Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019
The flag of Gironde (photo) is white with the department's logo, which was modified in 2015 to account for the change in the name of the local assembly: the words "Conseil général" were replaced by the words "Le département".
Olivier Touzeau, 17 March 2019
Flag of the former General Council
Flag of the former General Council - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 March 2019
The flag of the former General Council of Gironde (photo, 19 November 2010; photo) was white with the logo of the General Council, which is made of an emblem showing the department of Gironde, represented as a a red pentagon placed on the Atlantic coast of France, represented as a black hexagon. The writing "Gironde / CONSEIL GENERAL", written in red and black letters, respectively, is placed on the right of the emblem. There is a thin red line below the writing.
The General Council inaugurated its graphic chart, made by the
Maison Poaplume agency (website), in August 2009.
The colors are prescribed as:
Black: K 100 / Pantone Process black C / Pantone Process black U / Pantone Process black M / R 30 - G 30 - B 30 / HTML 1E1E1E / C 40 - M 40 - Y 40 - K 100;
Red: M 100 - Y 100 / Pantone 485 C / Pantone 485 U / Pantone 485 M / R 213 - G 43 - B 30 / HTML D52B1E.
The emblem, kept unchanged from the former logo, shows the department of Gironde, represented as a a red pentagon placed on the Atlantic coast of France, represented as a black hexagon.
Former flag of the former General Council of Gironde - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 March 2019
The former flag of the General Council of Gironde (photo, August 2006) is white with the former logo of the General Council in the middle.
The former logo of the General Council is made of the aforementioned emblem. "CONSEIL GENERAL / Gironde" is written in black letters below the emblem, and the whole is placed on a white background framed by a black square border.
Pascal Vagnat, Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 17 March 2019