Last modified: 2006-12-23 by ivan sache
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Flag of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 15 October 2005
Bordering Regions: Haute-Normandie, Bourgogne, Centre, Champagne-Ardenne, Picardie
Traditional provinces: Ile-de-France, Orléanais, Champagne
Area: 12,011 km2
Population (1995): 1,977,700 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Paris
Region Ile-de-France recently adopted a new logotype, looking like a
simplification of the previous one, which had been adopted in 2000.
I could get from the Regional Council a new flag they just printed with this new logotype: white, with the logotype on the center. The logotype is all red and has kept the eight-pointed "star" of the previous logotype.
Olivier Touzeau, 12 October 2005
Flag of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France, 1990-2005 - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 26 September 2000
According to a wire by AFP (Agence France Presse) dated
22/09/00, 18h34, the Regional Council of Ile-de-France changed its
logotype and flag.
The former red-white-blue flower, which had been created in 1976, has been abandoned, because it was only a geographical symbol of the departements, and not a symbol of a Region whose main aim is preparing the future. The new logotype is a blue whirling spiral with an eight-pointed star, standing for the eight departments of the Region and Europe.
Olivier Touzeau, 26 September 2000
I have seen the flag of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France hoisted over the Lycée (High School) Fénelon in Paris. Although there was no wind, the star made the identification of the flag unambiguous. However, the field of the flag was blue and the letters white, making the flag much more visible than in its official version.
Ivan Sache, 19 July 2003
Flag of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France, 1976-1990 - Image by Jaume Ollé, 26 September 2000