Last modified: 2002-01-18 by ivan sache
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by Palac Cyberflag
The Region uses the banner of arms of the historical province of Auvergne.
Bordering Regions: Bourgogne, Centre, Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées, Rhône-Alpes
Traditional provinces: Auvergne, Bourbonnais, Nivernais, Languedoc, Lyonnais
Area: 26,013 km2
Population (1995): 1,315,400 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Clermont-Ferrand
by Philippe-Pierre Darras
The flag is based on the Regional Council's logo. A green outlined stylized volcano with the name 'AUVERGNE' written underneath. Auvergne has a volcanic soil and boasts some 80 or so extinct volcanoes (called puys). The volcano symbolizes two concepts which may seem opposite and complementary at the same time : on the one hand, stability and immutability, on the other hand, energy. It also stands for strength and Auvergne originality within France.
Philippe-Pierre Darras, 18 January 1999