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Gironde (Department, France)

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[Flag of Gironde]

Flag of the General Council of Gironde - Image by Ivan Sache, 15 October 2011


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Administrative data

Code: 33
Region: Aquitaine
Traditional province: Guyenne and Gascony
Bordering departments: Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne

Area: 10,001 km2
Population (2009): 1,421,659 inhabitants

Préfecture: Bordeaux
Sous-préfectures: Arcachon, Blaye, Langon, Lesparre-Médoc, Libourne
Subdivisions: 6 arrondissements, 68 cantons, 542 communes.

The department is named after the estuary of Gironde (75 km), made by the confluency of rivers Garonne and Dordogne.

Ivan Sache, 11 November 2009


Flag of the General Council

The flag of the General Council of Gironde (photo, 19 November 2010) is white with the logo of the General Council in the middle.

The logo of the General Council is made of an emblem showing the department of Gironde, represented as a a red pentagon placed on the Atlantic coast of France, represented as a black hexagon. The writing "Gironde / CONSEIL GENERAL", written in red and black letters, respectively, is placed on the right of the emblem. There is a thin red line below the writing.

The General Council inaugurated its graphic chart, made by the Maison Poaplume agency (website, in August 2009.
The colors are prescribed as:
Black: K 100 / Pantone Process black C / Pantone Process black U / Pantone Process black M / R 30 - G 30 - B 30 / HTML 1E1E1E / C 40 - M 40 - Y 40 - K 100;
Red: M 100 - Y 100 / Pantone 485 C / Pantone 485 U / Pantone 485 M / R 213 - G 43 - B 30 / HTML D52B1E.
The emblem, kept unchanged from the former logo, shows the department of Gironde, represented as a a red pentagon placed on the Atlantic coast of France, represented as a black hexagon.

[Former flag of Gironde]

Former flag of the General Council of Gironde - Image by Ivan Sache, 15 October 2011

The former flag of the General Council of Gironde (photo, August 2006) is white with the former logo of the General Council in the middle.
The former logo of the General Council is made of the aforementioned emblem. "CONSEIL GENERAL / Gironde" is written in black letters below the emblem, and the whole is placed on a white background framed by a black square border.

Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 15 October 2011