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Saint-James (Municipality, Manche, France)

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Presentation of Saint-James

The municipality of Saint-James (5,070 inhabitants in 2014; 8,641 ha) is located close to Mont-saint-Michel.

The municipality was established on 1 January 2017, as a new municipality (commune nouvelle, made up of seven former municipalities, which are now subdelegate municipalities: Saint-James, Argouges, Carnet, La Croix-Avranchin, Montanel, Vergoncey and Villiers-le-Pré.
Between 1993 and 2017, the former municipality of Saint-James was a member of the Communauté de communes de Saint-James, including Argouges, Carnet, La Croix-Avranchin, Hamelin, Montanel, Montjoie-Saint-Martin, Saint-Aubin-de-Terregatte, Saint-Laurent-de-Terregatte, Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron, Vergoncey and Villiers-le-Pré. In 2015, a first attempt of creating a new municipality failes; nine Municipal Councils agreed, but only the inhabitants of Saint-James and Hamelin approved the merger in a referendum. In a new attempt tried in summer 2016, seven municipalities agreed on the creation of the new municipality.
The former Communauté de communes de Saint-James ceased to exist on 1 January 2017, when intermunicipal authorities were reorganized in the departement of Manche. The Communauté d'agglomération Mont-Saint-Michel Normandie (1,550 km2, 89,000 inhabitants and 97 communes) was created with the merging of the five Communauté de communes de Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouêt, de Saint-James, Avranches - Mont-Saint-Michel, Val de Sée and Mortainais.

Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2017

Flag of Saint-James


Sketch of a flag for the new municipality of Saint-James - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2017

According to the first newsletter of the new municipality, a new flag could be created, replacing the emblem of the former municipality (see below) by a map of the seven subdelegate municipalities with the limits and names in white, and the emblems of each of them, and the words "Commune nouvelle de Saint-James" above. The image of the flag is presented as a "sketch", which may undergo some modifications.

Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2017

Former municipality of Saint-James


Flag of the former municipality of Saint-James - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2017

The former municipality of Saint-James adopted a flag in summer 2016.

The visual identity of the town of Saint James was revisited a few months ago giving birth to a flag containing the municipal coat of arms on a blue background with white stripes. [...] The flag made its appearance before the summer in local shops and then, respecting a planned programm, in various places of the municipality like, for example, from now on the terrace of the town hall.
[Municipal website]

The flag has three white vertical stripes at the hoist, and the full logo (stylized coat of arms and name of the municipality in white above), created in July 2015, on the blue field.

Olivier Touzeau, 21 May 2017