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Flag of Aisne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 4 February 2019
Region: Hauts-de-France (Picardie until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Picardy, Île-de-France, Champagne
Bordering departments: Ardennes, Marne, Nord, Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Somme
Bordering country: Belgium (province of Hainaut)
Area: 7,362 km2
Population (2016): 536,136 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Château-Thierry, Saint-Quentin, Soissons, Vervins
Subdivisions: 5 arrondissements, 42 cantons, 816 communes.
The department is named after river Aisne (280 km),
a tributary to the Oise.
On 1 September 1973, the municipality of Escaufourt, formerly enclaved in the department of Nord, was merged with the municipality of Saint-Souplet (Nord).
Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019
The flag currently in use by the Departmental Council of Aisne
(photo) is white with the logo adopted in 2015.
The colors are prescribed as follows:
Pantone CMYK RGB Dark blue 287c 100-70-0-0 0-76-146 Gray-blue Same prescriptions at 30%
The font type is Frutiger LT Std 55 Roman.
[Graphic charter, May 2015]
Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 9 February 2019
Former flag of Aisne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 9 February 2019
Before 2015, and at least since 2012, a white flag with the former logo
was in use (photo).
The logo had been adopted in 2003, and another design (white field with logo, blue and green stripes in the fly) was reported in 2004 (image).
Older flag of Aisne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 9 February 2019
An older version of the logo, with the same main graphical element, appeared on a flag in use in the 1990s (photo, 1996). It has been reported as silver with the logo, and three separated stripes on the hoist in blue (two stripes) and green (one stripe).
Olivier Touzeau, 9 February 2019