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Haute-Marne (Department, France)

Last modified: 2010-09-25 by ivan sache
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Administrative data

Code: 52
Region: Champagne-Ardenne
Traditional provinces: Champagne, Bourgogne, Lorraine, Franche-Comté
Bordering departments: Aube, Côte-d'Or, Marne, Meuse, Haute-Saône, Vosges

Area: 6,211 km2
Population (2006): 186,500 inhabitants

Préfecture: Chaumont
Sous-préfectures: Langres, Saint-Dizier
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 32 cantons, 433 communes.

The department is named ("Upper-Marne") after river Marne (525 km), tributary of the Seine.
On 1 July 1974, the municipality of Frettes (Haute-Marne) was incorporated to the municipality of Champlitte (Haute-Saône). On 1 January 1975, the municipality of Sainte-Livière (Marne) was merged with the municipality of Éclaron-Braucourt (Haute-Marne) to form the municipality of Sainte-Livière-Éclaron-Braucourt (Haute-Marne).

Ivan Sache, 12 November 2009

Former flag of the General Council

[Former flag of the General Council]

Former flag of the General Council - Image by Arnaud Leroy & Ivan Sache, 1 October 2009

The former flag of the General Council of Haute-Marne is white with the former logo of the General Council of Haute-Marne. This flag must be obsolete since the General Council has adopted a new logo.

The former logo of the General Council of Haute-Marne shows on a white background a highly stylized green tree standing on a curved blue "V" with a yellow-orange disk on its upper right part. The tree recalls the significance of the forests for the natural environment of the department; the "V" represents the rivers that take their source in the department, for instance the Marne and the Meuse, while the disk represents the sun.
The logo, adopted in 1991, globally represents harmony between man and its environment.

Ivan Sache & Pascal Vagnat, 1 October 2009