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Marne (Department, France)

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The department has no specific flag.

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Administrative data

Code: 51
Region: Champagne-Ardenne
Traditional province: Champagne
Bordering departments: Aisne, Ardennes, Aube, Haute-Marne, Meuse, Seine-et-Marne

Area: 8,162 km2
Population (1995): 567,300 inhabitants

Préfecture: Châlons-en-Champagne (formerly Châlons-sur-Marne)
Sous-préfectures: Epernay, Reims, Sainte-Menehould, Vitry-le-François
Subdivisions: 5 arrondissements, 44 cantons, 618 communes.

The department is named after the river Marne (525 km), tributary of Seine.

Flag of the General Council

[CG Marne]by Philippe-Pierre Darras

The logo in the middle of the flag is based on the coat of arms of the departement adopted in 1982, itself based on the coat of arms of the traditional province of Champagne.

Pascal Vagnat, 22 February 1999

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