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by Philippe-Pierre Darras
The flag is used by the Region and by the Regional Council, which has no specific flag.
Bordering Region: Picardie
Bordering country: Belgium
Traditional provinces: Flandre, Artois, Picardie
Area: 12,413 km2
Population (1995): 3,994,800 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Lille
The logo was created in 1982 was 'renovated' in 1993 but still combines a heart and a belfry. The heart is the universal symbol of love and friendship and expresses the most essential qualities of the Region's inhabitants : generous, welcoming, wholehearted. It is 'the' sign of life. Its yellow color symbolizes youth, light and the sun. The belfry is a durable witness of independence. It is the Region's most particular landmark : the relief of an otherwise fairly flat region, its history and particularity. Its blue color stands for the European future of Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Philippe-Pierre Darras, 18 January 1999
This flag was adopted in 1993 when the new logo replaced the old
one. This new logo is a more stylised version of the old logo with
black heart and belfry.
The flag exists in several proportions 1 x 1,50 m; 1,2 x 1,8 m; 1,5 x 2,25 m; 2 x 3 m.
The former logo dated from 1982 and had been created by the Agency OPN in Lille. This current logo dates from 1993 and was created by the Agency Quetzal-Jérôme Watrelot in Marcq-en-Baroeul.
The orange colour corresponds to Pantone 1235 C or
The blue colour corresponds to Pantone 288 C or C:100%-M:70%-N:20%.
On the flag the width of the orange stripe is ca. 4/18 of the width of the flag, the height of the logo corresponds to ca. 21/24 of the height of the flag.
Source: Regional Council of Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
Pascal Vagnat, 24 November 1998
In the French flag catalogues, the vertical orange stripe is often omitted.
Pascal Vagnat , 21 January 1999