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Haute-Saône (Department, France)

Last modified: 2019-05-09 by ivan sache
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Flag of Haute-Saône - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 15 May 2019


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Administrative data

Code: 70
Region: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Franche-Comté until 2014)
Traditional province: Franche-Comté
Bordering departments: Côte-d'Or, Doubs, Jura, Haute-Marne, Vosges, Territoire de Belfort

Area: 5,360 km2
Population (2016): 237,242 inhabitants

Préfecture: Vesoul
Sous-préfecture: Lure
Subdivisions: 2 arrondissements, 17 cantons, 542 municipalities.

The department is named after river Saône (480 km), a tributary to the Rhône.
On 1 July 1974, the municipality of Frettes (Haute-Marne) was incorporated to the municipality of Champlitte (Haute-Saône).

Ivan Sache, 14 April 2019


Flag of Haute-Saône

The flag of the Departmental Council (photo) is white with the Council's logo.
In 2015, General Councils were renamed to Departmental Councils. The Departmental Council modified its logo, replacing the words "Conseil général" by the words "Le Département".

Olivier Touzeau, 15 May 2019


Flag of the former General Council

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Flag of the former General Council of Haute-Saône - Image by Ivan Sache, 16 November 2009

The flag of the former General Council of Haute-Saône, as seen in 2007, was white with the Council's logo.
The logo is made of four arrows, two blue and two green, two plain and two striped, forming a square, of a yellow curved stripe and of the writings "haute / saône" (blue) and "CONSEIL GENERAL" (green).

Pascal Vagnat & Ivan Sache, 16 November 2009