Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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Flag of France
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is a self-governing overseas collectivity of France
Name Tricolore
Use National flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion 2:3
Adopted 15 February 1794
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Unofficial flag of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Use Unofficial Flag

The flag of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is officially the flag of France, as Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is a self-governing overseas collectivity of France.

In 1982 an unofficial local flag was designed, based on the Collectivity's coat of arms. The flag is blue with a yellow ship, said to be the Grande Hermine, which brought Jacques Cartier to Saint-Pierre on 15 June 1536. Three square fields placed along the hoist recall the origin of most inhabitants of the islands, from top to bottom, Basques, Bretons, and Normans.[1] The flag was likely designed by André Paturel, a local business owner.

References

  1. Znamierowski, Alfred. The World Encyclopedia of Flags. p. 192. ISBN 0-7548-0167-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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