Saint Pierre et Miquelon

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SAINT PIERRE ET MIQUELON

Saint Pierre et Miquelon is a French overseas territory on the Canadian East-coast.

The Territorial Arms

Arms of Saint Pierre et Miquelon

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms show in the upper half arms for the regions of the Basque Country, Brétagne and Normandie, all in France. Most of the inhabitants of the islands descend from fishermen from these regions. The boat represents the importance of fisheries, and as well Jacques Cartier, coloniser of a large part of Canada.

The motto, anchors and crown all symbolise the importance of fishing and sailing.

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