Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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

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

There is an unofficial local flag (created in 1982), which 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 Lower Normans.[1] The top left flag is the Basque flag, as mentioned above, and is known as the "Ikurriña". This unofficial flag was likely designed by André Paturel, a local business owner who adapted the coat of arms designed by one Léon Joner.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Znamierowski, Alfred. The World Encyclopedia of Flags. p. 192. ISBN 0-7548-0167-5. 

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