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Nord-Pas-de-Calais (Region, France)

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[Nord-Pas de Calasi]by Philippe-Pierre Darras

The flag is used by the Region and by the Regional Council, which has no specific flag.

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Administrative data

Departments: Nord, Pas-de-Calais
Bordering Region: Picardie
Bordering country: Belgium
Traditional provinces: Flandre, Artois, Picardie

Area: 12,413 km2
Population (1995): 3,994,800 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Lille

Meaning and specifications of the flag

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 M:30%-J:100%.
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

Alternative flag

In the French flag catalogues, the vertical orange stripe is often omitted.

Pascal Vagnat , 21 January 1999