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Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (Région, France)

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Flag of Region PACA - Image by Pierre Gay, 16 January 1999

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Administrative data

Departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Bouches-du-Rhône, Var, Vaucluse
Bordering Regions: Languedoc-Roussillon, Rhône-Alpes
Bordering countries: Italy, Monaco
Traditional provinces: Provence, Dauphiné, County of Nice, Comtat Venaissin

Area: 31,400 km2
Population (1995): 4,428,200 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Marseille

Flag of the Region

On 12 January 1999, Michel Vauzelle, President of the Regional Council, presented the Region's new flag. It combines the traditional gold and red vertical stripes of Provence, the dolphin of Dauphiné and the eagle of the County of Nice.

Philippe-Pierre Darras, 18 January 1999

Former flag of the Region

[Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur]

Former flag of Region PACA - Image by Philippe-Pierre Darras, 18 January 1999

The map on the flag is the map of the region, with the departments represented in different colours, as follows:
- Alpes-de-Haute-Provence: blue;
- Hautes-Alpes: purple;
- Alpes-Maritimes: orange;
- Bouches-du-Rhône: green;
- Var: yellow;
- Vaucluse: red.
The three blue wavy lines represent the Mediterranean Sea.

Ivan Sache, 7 April 2000