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Nièvre (Department, France)

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[Flag of Nievre]

Flag of the General Council of Nièvre - Image by Ivan Sache, 20 June 2010


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Administrative data

Code: 58
Region: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Bourgogne until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Nivernais, Orléanais, Bourgogne
Bordering departments: Allier, Cher, Côte-d'Or, Loiret, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne

Area: 6,817 km2
Population (2006): 222,218 inhabitants

Préfecture: Nevers
Sous-préfectures: Château-Chinon, Clamecy, Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 32 cantons, 312 communes.

The department is named after river Nièvre (53 km), tributary of the Loire.

Ivan Sache, 15 November 2009


Flag of the General Council

The flag of the General Council of Nièvre is white with the General Council's logo in the middle.
The current logo of the General Council is an "update" of the former logo (see below), with the same symbolics (the sinuous white "N" for "Nièvre", the brown part for the land and the green part for the forests).

[Flag of the General Council]

Former flag of the General Council of Nièvre - Image by Ivan Sache, 25 November 2001

The flag of the General Council of Nièvre, used at least since August 1998, is white with the former logo of the General Council placed on a white field.
The former logo is a parallelogram divided black-green by an ascending sinuous white road, forming a stylized "N". CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL DE LA NIÈVRE is written in black letters below. On the new logo, the upper part is brown instead of black and thewriting, in italics, is placed above the parallelogram, CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL in black letters in a white cartouche, DE LA NIÈVRE in white letter on the top of the brown panel.

Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 20 June 2010