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Collectivité européenne d'Alsace (France)

D'Europäischa Gebiatskärwerschàft Elsàss

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Flags of the Collectivité européenne d'Alsace - Images by Olivier Touzeau, 13 February 2021

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Administrative data

Region: Grand Est (Alsace until 2014)
Traditional province: Alsace
Bordering departments: Moselle, Vosges, Territoire de Belfort
Bordering countries: Germany (Federal States of Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg), Switzerland (Cantons of Basle-City, Basle-Land, Jura and Solothurn)

Area: 828,000 ha
Population (20ZO): 1 898 533 inhabitants

Subdivisions: 2 administrative districts, 9 arrondissements, 40 cantons, 880 municipalities.

Status of the Collectivité européenne d'Alsace

The Collectivité européenne d'Alsace (CeA; Alsatian: D'Europäischa Gebiatskärwerschàft Elsàss) was established as the merger of the departments of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin, voted on 25 July 2019 by the French Parliament, with effect on 1 January 2021.
The new collectivity has the competencies of a department and some others of a region. The departments of Bas-Rhin and Haut-Rhin do not exist anymore as territorial collectivities with elected Departmental Councils, but only as administrative districts for the action of the préfet, who represents the State in each department.

Olivier Touzeau, 13 February 2021

Flags of the Collectivité européenne d'Alsace

Two flags are in use in the new collectivity:
- the banner of arms of Alsace, which is a juxtaposition of the arms of Lower Alsace and Upper Alsace, flown for example inside and outside the Assembly in Colmar (photo, photo).
- a white flag charged with the collectivity's logo, seen in front of the Collectivity building (photo).

The "heart-shaped A" is the logo of the shared Alsace brand, launched in 2012. It evokes a pretzel or a traditional headdress, surrounding letter "A", for "Alsace"). Red and white are the traditional colors of Alsace. The Collectivité européenne d'Alsace uses this logo, with the addition of the blue color and the stars of the European Union flag.

Olivier Touzeau, 13 February 2021