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Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Registration of Arms, Supporters and a Flag
November 15, 2010
Vol. VI, p. 9

Flag of the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Blazon

Flag

Argent in hoist four gyrons Azure, in fly an arrow symbol contourné fesswise Or fimbriated Gules between two gyrons Gules voided of the field their points to the sinister;


Symbolism

Flag

White symbolizes snow and ice, blue the sea, red human effort, and gold the confidence people of the province have in themselves. The blue triangles evoke the design of the Royal Union Flag, used as the provincial flag prior to 1980. The gold arrow points to a bright future. The red triangles represent the mainland and island parts of the province. Together with the arrow, they form the image of a trident, symbolic of the sea and a reference to the importance of fishing to the province.