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Vienne (Department, France)

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Flag of Vienne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 16 May 2019


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Administrative data

Code: 86
Region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Poitou-Charentes until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Poitou, Anjou
Bordering departments: Charente, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Deux-Sèvres, Haute-Vienne

Area: 6,990 km2
Population (2019): 436,876 inhabitants

Préfecture: Poitiers
Sous-préfecture: Châtellerault, Montmorillon
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 19 cantons, 266 municipalities.

The department is named after river Vienne (350 km), tributary of the Loire.

Ivan Sache, 15 November 2019


Flag of Vienne

The flag of Vienne (photo, photo) is blue with a thin white fimbriation at the first third and the departmental logo in the 2/3 near the fly.
In 2015, General Councils were renamed to Departmental Councils. Accordingly the word "le Conseil général" were replaced by the word "Département”. In 2015, general councils were renamed departmental councils. A new temporary version of the logo came in use until July 2015, and then the Council adopted a completely new logo.

The new logo was presented on 19 June 2015 (official website). Its buzzwords are attractiveness, proximity, territory, development, willingness, solidarity, humanism...
The grounds of the new graphic identity are:
- a simple name and a mark; "la Vienne", perfectly identifiable and recognizable;
- a square frame referring to the territory and a symbol of willingness and determination;
- an illustrated "V", for "Vienne", which offers flexibility, dynamism and intensity, if not audacity, with the orange color.
The "V' also recalls a heart, referring to the solidarity competence of the department and to the human dimension of the Departmental Councillors.

The colors are prescribed as (official website):

           Benday      RGB     Pantone
Blue    C 100 Y 20  0 156 194  3135 C
Orange  M  80 Y 95  231 81 31   166 C

Olivier Touzeau, 16 May 2019


Flag of the former General Council

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Flag of the General Council of Vienne, c. 2010-2015 - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 10 May 2019

The flag of the General Council of Vienne was white with the Council's logo.

Olivier Touzeau, 16 May 2019


Former flag of the General Council

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Former flag of the General Council of Yvelines - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 16 May 2019

The earlier flag of the General Council of Vienne was white with the earler Council's logo.

Pascal Vagnat & Olivier Touzeau, 16 May 2019