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Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 1982
Design Blue with a yellow ship and three square fields placed along the hoist. [0]
Colors
#0092C8
#FFCF00
#FFFFFF
#DC241F
#009543
#000000
#CA0000
#FFCD00

History

In 1982 an unofficial local flag was designed, based on the Collectivity's coat of arms. The flag was likely designed by André Paturel, a local business owner. [0]

Meaning

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. [0]