Last modified: 2002-09-07 by ivan sache
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by Chris Pinette
by Pierre Gay
The flag most favoured by regionalists is the oldest one: yellow
with four vertical bars. The horizontal variant (the same as
the flag of Catalonia) is not in widespread use, but I guess some
people needing to fly Provençal colors can get Catalan flags
The first "non-Provençal" rulers of Provence were the counts of Barcelona, who were counts of Provence, while the counts of Toulouse were marquis of Provence.
François-Jean Blanc, 8 January 1998
The "Catalan" flag is in fact a banner of the arms of old Provençal shield, but unlike in the Catalan flag the stripes are vertical. This flag has no official status but can be seen very often in Provence. The other Provençal flag that can be seen is blue with a single fleur-de-lys and a label.
Philippe Bondurand, 10 January 1998
The flag with vertical red and yellow stripes appears in the Flags of Aspirant Peoples chart [eba94], #66, with the following caption:
Ivan Sache, 14 September 1999