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Hérault (Department, France)

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Flag of Hérault - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 17 February 2017

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Administrative data

Code: 34
Region: Occitanie (Languedoc-Roussillon until 2014)
Traditional provinces: Languedoc
Bordering departments: Aude, Aveyron, Gard, Tarn

Area: 6,101 km2
Population (2016): 1,132,481 inhabitants

Préfecture: Montpellier
Sous-préfectures: Lodève, Béziers
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 25 cantons, 342 municipalities.

The department is named after river Hérault (160 km), a tributary to the Mediterranean Sea.

Ivan Sache, 11 April 2019

Flag of Hérault

The flag of Hérault (photo) is white with the logo designed in 2015 by the communication service of the Departmental Council.
The logo (presentation) retains the blue "H" and the orange sun the former logo, which had been adopted 17 years before, but uses another font, with a different shape of light blue waves in the "H", adds a yellow map of the departement, and a big, green frame.

Olivier Touzeau, 17 February 2017

Former flag of Hérault

[Flag of the General Council of Hérault]

Flag of the former General Council of Hérault - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 September 2009

The flag of the General Council of Hérault, as hoisted in front of the building of the General Council in Montpellier, was white with the logo of the General Council.

The logo of the General Council of Hérault was a white rectangle framed in blue with a thick letter "H" tilted to the upper right corner of the rectangle, blue with the base light blue with two white waves (symbolizing for sure the Mediterranean Sea) and an orange sun concealing the upper left part of the "H". "Département / Hérault / Conseil Général" is written in blue letters under the "H", "Conseil Général" lying under the lower border of the rectangle.

Ivan Sache, 27 September 2009