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Vosges (Department, France)

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[Vosges]by Pascal Vagnat

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Administrative data

Code: 88
Region: Lorraine
Traditional provinces: Lorraine, Champagne
Bordering departments: Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Territoire de Belfort

Area: 5,874 km2
Population (1995): 385,400 inhabitants

Préfecture: Epinal
Sous-préfectures: Neufchâteau, Saint-Dié
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 31 cantons, 516 communes.

The department is named after the Vosges mountains.

Description of the flag

The flag is a banner of the arms which were adopted in 1946.
The proportions are 2:3.
The firs symbolise the rich forests of firs of the department. White symbolises the snow which appears in winter on the Vosges mountains which gave their name to the department. The top of the flag is the banner of the arms of Lorraine, to remember that this department is historically belonging to Lorraine. This flag is flying on the building of the General Council in Epinal.

Pascal Vagnat, 21 December 1998

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