Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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.

Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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Flag of France
Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a self-governing overseas collectivity of France
NameTricolore
UseNational flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion2:3
Adopted15 February 1794
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Unofficial flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
UseUnofficial Flag

HistoryEdit

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 Grande Hermine, which brought Jacques Cartier to Saint Pierre on 15 June 1536.[1] Three square fields placed along the hoist recall the origin of most inhabitants of the islands, from top to bottom, Basques, Bretons, and Normans.[2] The flag was likely designed by André Paturel, a local business owner.[citation needed] Although not used at an official level, the flag is still a common sight in the territory, being flown alongside the French tricolour in front of government buildings or even private residences.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CIA World Factbook – St Pierre and Miquelon". Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. ^ Znamierowski, Alfred. The World Encyclopedia of Flags. p. 192. ISBN 0-7548-0167-5.

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