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Val-d'Oise (Department, France)

Last modified: 2011-12-23 by ivan sache
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[Flag of the General Council]

Flag of the General Council of Val-d'Oise - Image by Ivan Sache, 29 October 2009

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Administrative data

Code: 95
Region: Île-de-France
Traditional province: Île-de-France
Bordering departments: Eure, Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis

Area: 1,246 km2
Population (2006): 1,157,052 inhabitants

Préfecture: Cergy-Pontoise (transferred from Pontoise in 1969)
Sous-préfectures: Argenteuil, Pontoise, Sarcelles (transferred from Montmorency in 2000)
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 39 cantons, 185 communes.

The department is named after river Oise (302 km), tributary of the Seine.

The Law of 10 July 1964 on the reorganization of the region of Paris, with effect on 1 January 1968, suppressed the departments of Seine and Seine-et-Oise. The department of Val-d'Oise was made of 185 municipalities from Seine-et-Oise.

Ivan Sache, 14 November 2009

Former flag of the General Council

The flag of the General Council of Val d'Oise, as communicated by Sony Bond, is white with a vertical red stripe placed along the hoist and the logo of the General Council.

The logo of the General Council of Val d'Oise, adopted in 2002, shows on a white backgrounda red "V" flanked by the writing "val / d'oise" (left, in black letters) and "le département" (top, in grey letters).

[Former flag of the General Council]

Former flag of the General Council - Image by Jaume Ollé, 11 July 2000

Pascal Vagnat, Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 29 October 2009