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Paris (Department and Municipality, France)

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[Paris]by Jaume Ollé

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Administrative data

Code: 75
Region: Ile-de-France
Traditional province: Ile-de-France
Bordering departments: Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne

Area: 105 km2
Population (1995): 2,130,900 inhabitants

The city of Paris has been a department since1964. It was formerly part of the department of Seine (75).

Description of the flag

The flag of Paris has vertical stripes blue and red, with or without the coat of arms of the city in the middle. Proportions 2:3. These are the old colours of the city. There is another flag which is red with a blue stripe at the hoist and a stylised white merchant ship on the red part. Proportions 2:3. The arrondissements (districts) of the city have coats of arms.

Pascal Vagnat, 14 December 1997

Flag of the Mayor of Paris

[Mayor of Paris]by Jaume Ollé

The flag of the Mayor of Paris is divided diagonally (per bend) blue and red. On the obverse, there is the full coat of arms of Paris, slightly different of the usual one. The shield is red with a golden ship and blue water charged with a wavy line gold. The chief is charged with three gold fleur de lys. The border of the shield, the mural crown and the ribbon, the two branches of oak and larel, as well as the three decorations are fimbriated in gold. The motto 'FLUCTUAT NEC MERGITUR' appears in white. On the reverse (diagonally divided per bend sinister) appear the words 'VILLE DE PARIS' in golden letters. The dimensions of the flag are 35 cm x 40 cm and it has a golden fringe. The flag has a blue and red ribbon, golden fringed.

Source: Lucien Philippe, Emblèmes et pavillons [eep], #9, February 1987.

Pascal Vagnat, 16 March 1998

The flag was adopted on 20 March 1977.

Jaume Ollé, 30 March 1997

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