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Flag of Côte-d'Or - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 6 March 2019
Region: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (Bourgogne until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Burgundy, Champagne
Bordering departments: Aube, Jura, Haute-Marne, Nièvre, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne
Area: 8,763 km2
Population (2016): 533,213 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Beaune, Montbard
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 23 cantons, 699 municipalitiess.
When departments were created in 1790, the Representative
Charles-André-Rémy Arnoult, Secretary of the Constituent
Assembly, proposed the name Côte-d'Or (Gold Coast), highlighting the
golden colour of the local vineyards in autumn. Other rejected proposals, such as Haute-Seine and Seine-et-Loire, referred to rivers as
it is the case for several other French departments.
The department has an exclave enclaved into the department of Nièvre, made of the municipality of Ménessaire.
Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019
A white flag with the logo can be seen in front and inside the seat of the Departemental Council (photo, photo).
The new logo was presented on 2 July 2015. Design by the AMT company,
from Dijon, it was selected by the inhabitants of the department among
three proposals; the adopted design received 73% of the 5,000 votes. Out
of the 435 mayors who voted, 94% selected the winning design.
Out of the 12 companies, eight from Côte-d'Or included, which submitted a bid, three were selected by the Departmental Council: AMT, Temps Réel, and Vingt-Quatre.
[Le Bien Public, 3 July 2015; Le Bien Public, 9 June 2015]
Pantone CMYK RGB Hex Blue Process Blue 100 29 2 0 O 130 197 0082c5 Yellow 124c 6 37 100 0 234 170 0 eaaa000 Red 185c 0 100 84 O 228 0 43 e4002b
Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 6 March 2019
Flag of the former General Council of Côte-d'Or - Image by olivier Touzeau, 6 March 2019
The flag of the former General Council of Côte-d'Or (photo) was a forked gonfanon. The upper part of the flag includes a blue sky with white clouds, in a quasi-photographic style, whereas the lower part is red with the writing "Côte /d'Or (orange-yellow) / Conseil Général (white)".
Ivan Sache & Olivier Touzeau, 6 March 2019