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Normandie (Region, France)

Last modified: 2017-08-12 by ivan sache
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Flag of Region Normandie - Image by Ivan Sache, 24 June 2017

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Administrative data

Departments: Calvados, Eure, Manche, Orne, Seine-Maritime
Bordering Regions: Bretagne, Centre-Val de Loire, Hauts-de-France, Île-de-France, Pays de la Loire
Traditional provinces: Normandie, Maine

Area: 29,907 km2
Population (1995): 3,189,500 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Rouen

Flag of Region Normandie

The flag of the Region (photo) is white with the Region's logo in the middle.
The logo, unveiled on 10 March 2016, emphasizes the historical, dynamic and maritime dimensions of the Region, through the reference to the Normand coat of arms with the two leopards on a red background, and through its shape, reminiscent of the wind-blown sail of a Viking longship, a symbol of conquest.
[Logo et charte, Region website]

Ivan Sache, 24 June 2017

Hoisting of the traditional flag of Normandy after the "reunification"

The flag of Normandy was symbolically hoisted over the headquarters of the Regions Basse-Normandie (Caen; photo, photo) and Haute-Normandie (Rouen; photo) after the adoption on 27 November 2014 of the Law that changed the limits of the Regions, here merging the two regions to form a "reunified" Region Normandie.
Several Mayors also hoisted the flag as a sign of support to the long-aspired "reunification", for instance in Bagnoles-de-l'Orne (photo), Blainville-sur-Orne (photo) and Sainte-Adresse (photo, photo).
To celebrate the "reunification", the two Regional Councils have offered more than 50,000 flags to the spectators of 18 football, basketball, handball, ice hockey and table tennis matches played between 8 January 2015 and 12 February 2016.
[Ouest France, 29 December 2015]

Ivan Sache, 26 April 2016

Former Regions


Departments: Calvados, Manche, Orne
Bordering Regions: Bretagne, Centre, Haute-Normandie, Pays de la Loire
Traditional provinces: Normandie, Maine

Area: 17,589 km2
Population (1995): 1,412,600 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Caen


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Flag of the former Region Haute-Normandie, two variants - Images by Ivan Sache, 15 October 2010

Departments: Eure, Seine-Maritime
Bordering Regions: Basse-Normandie, Centre, Île-de-France, Picardie
Traditional province: Normandie

Area: 12,318 km2
Population (1995): 1,776,900 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Rouen

The flag of Region Haute-Normandie (photos, August 2008) was white with the logo of the Region. The flag was also used with a slightly different logo (photos, August 2007).
The logo of the Regional Council of Haute-Normandie, created in 1993, shows a yellow leopard on a red background, recalling the traditional arms of Normandy, white and blue waves symbolizing the Region's ports and beaches, as well as the curves of the Seine, and a green stripe representing agriculture, fertility and the diversity of the regional landscape.

Ivan Sache, 15 October 2010