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Flag of Châlons Agglo - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 16 November 2019
Châlons Agglo (46 municipalities; 80,565 inhabitants in 2016; 81,035 ha) was formed in January 2000 from the previous District de Châlons-en-Champagne, which consisted of nine municipalities: Châlons-en-Champagne, Compertrix, Coolus, Fagnières, Recy, Saint-Martin-sur-le-Pré, Saint-Memmie, Sarry, and, since 1996, Saint-Gibrien.
In 2014 it was expanded to 38 municipalities, when it was merged with the three Communautés de Communes de l'Europort, de Jâlons, and de la Région de Condé-sur-Marne (except Pocancy, in Jâlons, which joined the Communauté de Communes de la Région de Vertus.
In January 2017, the eight municipalities of the former Communauté de Communes de la Région de Mourmelon joined Châlons Agglo.
The flag of Châlons Agglo (photo) is white with the authority's logo adopted in July 2016.
Flag of Cités en Champagne - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 29 August 2020
Before 2016, the intermunicipal authority, known as Cités en Champagne, used a white flag with the pre-2016 logo (photo).
Olivier Touzeau, 16 November 2019
Sézanne-Sud Ouest Marnais
Flag of the CCSSOM - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 30 August 2020
The Communautés de communes de Sézanne-Sud Ouest Marnais (CCSSOM; 21,708 inhabitants in 2016, 76,200 ha) was established on 1 January 2017 as the merger of the former Communauté de communes du Pays d'Anglure (est. in 2001; 20 municipalities), Communauté de communes des Coteaux Sézannais (23 municipalities) and Communauté de communes des Portes de Champagne (19 municipalities).
photo) is white with the authority's logo.
The building is the St. Denis church in Sézanne, which is a regional landmark (42 m in height) in a very flat landscape.
In the Middle Ages, Sézanne had a double church, dedicated to Sts. Denis and Julian, served by monks of the Order of Cluny. The St. Julien church was demolished while the remaining St. Denis church was rebuilt in 1520 in Flamboyant Gothic style. The church was not damaged during the great blaze that destroyed two-thirds of the town in 1632.
The wheat spike recalls that Sézanne is located in a main grain producing area. The Novagrain cooperative (website), based in Sézanne, groups some 600 members cultivating 30,000 ha. Wheat collected every year by Novagrain is equivalent to the bread diet of 250,000 people, while barley collected every year corresponds to 150,000 liters beer.
The bubbles recall that Sézanne is the center of the Côte de Sézanne champagne-producing area. Established around 1960 in an decentered area, Côte de Sézanne is Champagne's newest vineyard. It includes cover 1,500 ha scattered over 12 municipalities, mostly (75%) planted in Chardonnay stock.
Olivier Touzeau & Ivan Sache, 3 September 2020
Communauté de communes du Pays d'Anglure
Flag of the former Communauté de communes du Pays d'Anglure - Image by Olivier Touzeau, 30 August 2020
The flag of the Communauté de communes du Pays d'Anglure (photo) was white with the authority's logo.
Olivier Touzeau, 30 August 2020