Coat of arms of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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Coat of arms of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Armoiries SaintPierreetMiquelon.svg
ArmigerSaint Pierre and Miquelon
CrestA naval crown Or
BlazonAzure, sailing in the sea proper a carrack Or, on a chief gules a pale ermine between in dexter a saltire vert surmounted by a cross argent, and in sinister two lions passant gardant in pale of the second armed and langued of the first.
Motto"A mare labor"
Other elementsBehind the shield two anchors saltireways sable

The coat of arms of Saint Pierre and Miquelon is the official heraldic symbol of the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. It was designed by Léon Joner.[citation needed]

Description[edit]

The main part of the shield is blue with a yellow ship, said to be the Grande Hermine, which brought Jacques Cartier to Saint-Pierre on June 15, 1536.[1] Three square flags placed along the top recall the origin of most inhabitants of the islands, from left to right, Basques, Bretons, and Normans.[2] It is crowned with a Naval crown.[3]

The unofficial flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon is based on it.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CIA World Factbook – St Pierre and Miquelon". Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ "CIA World Factbook – St Pierre and Miquelon". Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  3. ^ Coat of arms of Saint Pierre and Miquelon at Flags of the World

External links[edit]

Media related to Coats of arms of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon at Wikimedia Commons