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Traditional provinces: Dauphiné, Comtat Venaissin
Bordering departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Ardèche, Isère, Vaucluse
Area: 6,530 km2 (excluding the enclave of
Valréas, part of department of
Population (1995): 426,800 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Die, Nyons
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 36 cantons, 371 communes.
The department is named after the river Drôme (110 km), tributary of Rhône.
by Philippe-Pierre Darras
The yellow triangle represents the simplified map of the departement (in fact it has two unequal panhandles). The blue line symbolizes the Rhône river.
Ivan Sache, 30 May 1999
The flag of the General Council displayed in Bourg-de-Péage has at hoist a white band about as large as the blue one.
Olivier Touzeau, 24 September 2000