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Flag of the General Council of Essonne - Image by Ivan Sache, 27 December 2005
Traditional provinces: Île-de-France, Orléanais
Bordering departments: Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne
Area: 1,804 km2
Population (2006): 1,198,273 inhabitants
Sous-préfectures: Étampes, Palaiseau
Subdivisions: 3 arrondissements, 42 cantons, 196 communes.
The department is named after the river Essonne (90 km),
tributary of Seine.
The Law of 10 July 1964 on the reorganization of the region of Paris, with effect on 1 January 1968, suppressed the departments of Seine and Seine-et-Oise. The department of Essonne was made of 198 municipalities from Seine-et-Oise.
Decree of 21 November 1969 transferred the municipalities of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble to the department of Yvelines. Decree of 30 September 1974 merged the former municipality of Dommerville (Eure-et-Loir) into the municipality of Angerville (Essonne).
Ivan Sache, 15 November 2009
The flag of the General Council of Essonne is blue with a white
lettering "Essonne / LE CONSEIL GÉNÉRAL".
The ilmage shown above was made after a real flag observed on 21 June 2009 in the stadium of Le Coudray-Montceaux during the pedestrian race Les Foulées des Laveuses sponsored by the General Council.
Ivan Sache, 22 June 2009
Flag of the Communauté d'Agglomération Seine-Essonne - Image by Ivan Sache, 22 June 2009
The Communauté d'Agglomération Seine-Essonne was founded on 19 December 2002 by the municipalities of Corbeil-Essonnes, Le Coudray-
Montceaux, Étiolles, Saint-Germain-lès-Corbeil and Soisy-sur- Seine (alltogether, c. 65,000 inhabitants), superseding the Communauté de Communes Corbeil-Essonne - Le Coudray-Montceaux, itself founded in 1996.
The community has a status of &EAcute;tablissement Public de Coopération Intercommunale (EPCI, Public Agency of Intermunicipal Cooperation), with its seat at Le Coudray-Montceaux.
Former (?) flag of the Communauté d'Agglomération Seine-Essonne - Photo by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2009
During the same sports event, an other flag representing the community was used on the start line of the race. The flag is white with a different logo. The disk is divided by a dark blue line (instead of white), "Seine / Essonne", written in black italic letters is partially written on the disk, and "COMMUNAUTÉ D'AGGLOMÉRATION" is placed in an arched pattern just above the disk. Since the community website shows the logo of the first flag as official, this second flag must be obsolete.
Ivan Sache, 22 June 2009