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Sarthe (Department, France)

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Flag of Sarthe - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 May 2019


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Administrative data

Code: 72
Region: Pays de la Loire
Traditional provinces: Maine, Anjou
Bordering departments: Eure-et-Loir, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Orne

Area: 6,206 km2
Population (2016): 567,561 inhabitants

Préfecture: Le Mans
Sous-préfectures: La Flèche, Mamers
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 21 cantons, 360 municipalitiees.

The department is named after river Sarthe (285 km), which joins the Mayenne to constitute the Maine.

Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009


Flag of Sarthe

The Departmental Council uses a small-sized, plastic flag (photo) horizontally divided white-green-white with the Council's logo in the central green stripe and beneath on the white field the logotypes of social networks where the Council has official accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and the URL of its website.
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, 7 May 2019


Flag of the former General Council

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Flag of the former General Council of Sarthe - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 7 May 2019

The General Council used a small-sized, plastic flag (photo) horizontally divided olive green-green-olive green with the Council's logo in the central green stripe and the URL of its website.

Olivier Touzeau, 7 May 2019