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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (Department, France)

Last modified: 2019-05-04 by ivan sache
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Flag of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 14 February 2019

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Administrative data

Code: 04
Region: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Traditional province: Provence
Bordering departments: Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Drôme, Var, Vaucluse
Bordering country: Italy (Region Piedmont)

Area: 6,925 km2
Population (2019): 161,980 inhabitants

Préfecture: Digne-les-Bains
Sous-préfectures: Barcelonnette, Castellane, Forcalquier
Subdivisions: 4 arrondissements, 15 cantons, 198 municipalities.

The department is named after the Alps mountains and the traditional province of Provence. Formerly known as Basses-Alpes (Lower Alpes), the department was renamed to Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (Alps of Upper-Provence) on 13 April 1970.
The canton of Sault was detached from the department to be incorporated into the newly formed department of Vaucluse in 1793; the canton of Barcillonnette was transferred to the department of Hautes-Alpes in 1811.

Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019

Flag of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

The flag in use by the Departmental Council of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (photo, photo) is white with the logo adopted in 2015.

Sober, legible and modern, the logo of the departmental institution asserts its dynamic and its values while turning to a strong territorial anchorage.
Strong. "Alpes" and "Provence" are highlighted as the asserted markers of the territory's identity.
Federative. A supportive link unites the two components that characterize the department.
Modern. The graphic design based on a personalized typography plays around with contrasts.
Recognizable. Its sober and efficient design conveys it an excellent legibility whatever the target support.

The color specifications are given as:

		 Pantone        CMYK	     RGB
Darker blue       2747c      100 80 0 30   18  50 116
Lighter blue   Process Cyan   00  0 0  0    0 159 227

The typeface is specified as DIN.
[Graphic charter, June 2016]

Olivier Touzeau, 15 February 2019

Former General Council of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence


Flag of the former General Council of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 15 February 2019

The flag of the former General Council of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (photo) was white with the logo adopted in 2008.

Olivier Touzeau, 15 February 2019