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Aquitaine (Region, France)

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[Region Aquitaine]by Palac Cyberflag

The Region uses the banner of arms of the traditional province of Guyenne, often nicknamed Aliénor'e Lion.


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Administrative data

Departments: Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques
Bordering Regions: Limousin, Midi-Pyrénées, Poitou-Charentes
Bordering country: Spain
Traditional provinces: Guyenne-et-Gascogne, Béarn

Area: 41,309 km2
Population (1995): 2,866,300 inhabitants
Regional prefecture: Bordeaux


Flag of the Regional Council

[Reg. Council Aquitaine]by Philippe-Pierre Darras

The letter 'A' with five branches symbolizes the Region's five constituent departments and coastline. Blue stands for the ocean and green for the inland, the vast forests of Landes and Gironde, tourism and agriculture.

Philippe-Pierre Darras, 26 January 1999

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