Last modified: 2002-01-18 by ivan sache
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by Pierre Gay
The Region uses the banner of arms of the traditional province of Ile-de-France.
Bordering Regions: Haute-Normandie, Bourgogne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Picardie
Traditional provinces: Ile-de-France, Orléanais, Champagne
Area: 12,011 km2
Population (1995): 1,977,700 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Paris
by Olivier Touzeau
According to AFP (Agence France Presse), dispatch dated 22/09/00 18h34, the Regional Council of Ile-de-France changed its logo and flag.
The former red-white-blue flower, which had been created in 1976, has been abandoned, because it was only a geographical symbol of the departements, and not a symbol of a Region whose main aim is preparing the future. The new logo is a blue whirling spiral with an eight-pointed star, stnading for the 8 departments of the Region and Europe.
Olivier Touzeau, 26 September 2000
Former flag of the Regional Council
by Jaume Ollé