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by Philippe-Pierre Darras
Flag of the General Council of Marne
Traditional province: Champagne
Bordering departments: Aisne, Ardennes, Aube, Haute-Marne, Meuse, Seine-et-Marne
Area: 8,162 km2
Population (1995): 567,300 inhabitants
Préfecture: Châlons-en-Champagne (formerly Châlons-sur-Marne)
Sous-préfectures: Epernay, Reims, Sainte-Menehould, Vitry-le-François
Subdivisions: 5 arrondissements, 44 cantons, 618 communes.
The department is named after the river Marne (525 km), tributary of the Seine.
The logotype in the middle of the flag is based on the coat of arms of the departement adopted in 1982, itself based on the coat of arms of the traditional province of Champagne.
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