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Poitou-Charentes (Region, France)

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Administrative data

Departments: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres, Vienne
Bordering Regions: Aquitaine, Centre, Limousin, Pays de la Loire
Traditional provinces: Angoumois, Saintonge, Poitou, Aunis

Area: 25,809 km2
Population (1995): 1,619,100 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Poitiers

Former flags of the Regional Council


Flag of the Region, 1993-2004 - image by Philippe-Pierre Darras, 7 May 1998

The flag is diagonally divided blue over green by a curved red stripe, with the logo of the Region in the lower right corner. The name of the Region is written in white capital letters on the top of the flag. The flag, adopted in 1993, had the dimensions 1 m x 1.50 m and 1.50 m x 2.25 m.

The flag symbolizes the strength of the "Atlantic Arch" uniting the regions of Western Europe. Green stands for the land, blue for the ocean, and their being used together recalls the "Marais poitevin", one of the region's natural features. Red stands for sunset.

Pascal Vagnat & Philippe-Pierre Darras, 18 January 1999

Franciae Vexilla [frv] (#9) describes two other, older flags of the Region, communicated by Annette Dufour, PR officer of the Regional Council (26 September 1991).

[First flag of Poitou-Charentes regional council]

Former flag of the Region - Image by Jaume Ollé, 6 May 1998

This flag was created by the Doublet flag manufacturer, using a logo designed by the Clin d'Œil agency.

[Flag of Poitou-Charentes regional council, 1987]

Former flag of the Region - Image by Jaume Ollé, 6 May 1998

A new logo designed by the Chantal de Lassus agency was adopted on 10 July 1987. The flag was created by the Festa flag manufacturer.

Jaume Ollé, 6 May 1998.