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Essonne (Department, France)

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Flag of Essonne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017


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Presentation of Essonne

Code: 91
Region: Île-de-France
Traditional provinces: Île-de-France, Orléanais
Bordering departments: Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne

Area: 1,804 km2
Population (2006): 1,198,273 inhabitants

Préfecture: Évry
Sous-préfectures: Étampes, Palaiseau
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 42 cantons, 196 communes.

The department is named after the river Essonne (90 km), tributary of Seine.

The Law of 10 July 1964 on the reorganization of the region of Paris, with effect on 1 January 1968, suppressed the departments of Seine and Seine-et-Oise. The department of Essonne was made of 198 municipalities from Seine-et-Oise.
Decree of 21 November 1969 transferred the municipalities of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble to the department of Yvelines. Decree of 30 September 1974 merged the former municipality of Dommerville (Eure-et-Loir) into the municipality of Angerville (Essonne).

Ivan Sache, 15 November 2009


Flag of Essonne

The flag of Essonne (photo) is white with the full light blue logo (without the new motto which has been recently added below, "Terre d'avenirs".
Following the 2015 reform, the logo was modified with the words “Le Conseil Général” replaced by "Le Département".

Ivan Sache & Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017


Flag of the former General Council of Essonne

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Flag of the former General Council of Essonne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017

The flag of the former General Council of Essonne (photo) was blue with a white lettering "Essonne / LE CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL". The full logo had this text in a light blue trapezoidal shape, but only the text appears on the flag in a field of darker blue.

Ivan Sache & Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017


Former versions of the flag

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Earlier version of the flag of the former General Council - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017, after the description provided by Pascal Vagnat (2003)

The flag used in 2002-2009 featured the logo of the time.

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Earlier version of the flag of the former General Council - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017, after the Cyber-flag website

An even older flag used the previous logo of the General Council, including a tangram, in use at an unknown date before 1999. The logo was modified with another font and another arrangement in 1999, but the tangram was kept in use until 2002.

Olivier Touzeau, 27 May 2017