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Drôme (Department, France)

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[General Council Dromeby Philippe-Pierre Darras

Flag of the General Council


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Administrative data

Code: 26
Region: Rhône-Alpes
Traditional provinces: Dauphiné, Comtat Venaissin
Bordering departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Ardèche, Isère, Vaucluse

Area: 6,530 km2 (excluding the enclave of Valréas, part of department of Vaucluse)
Population (1995): 426,800 inhabitants

Préfecture: Valence
Sous-préfectures: Die, Nyons
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 36 cantons, 371 communes.

The department is named after the river Drôme (110 km), tributary of Rhône.


Flag of the General Council

The yellow triangle represents the simplified map of the departement (in fact it has two unequal panhandles). The blue line symbolizes the Rhône river.

Ivan Sache, 30 May 1999

The flag of the General Council displayed in Bourg-de-Péage has at hoist a white band about as large as the blue one.

Olivier Touzeau, 24 September 2000

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