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Dover, Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)

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Flag of Dover, Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada) image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 April 2011

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Description of the flag

The municipal crest holds many significant meanings to the Town of Dover. It signifies how the community was built by hard working people and represents our focus on a high set of standards as a community. The green in the flag represents the forestry, the blue represents the fishery both past and present, there are 5 peaks in the water each peak has a meaning as well they are as follows education, religion, heritage, family and freedom and the logo in the flag is for the Dover Fault." - from: =
The photo of the flag can be seen on town's website:

About the town:
Dover is a small incorporated fishing and lumbering village located in a small cove at the head of Freshwater Bay, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Settled in the early 1890s it was originally known as Shoal Bay, presumably from its many shallow covers and inlets in the area. From the 1950s to the 1970 Shoal Bay was referred to as Wellington (Dover Post Office), whereas the local residents called it Dover. The first census taken of the community was in 1891 when seventeen people were counted, both lumbermen and fisherman. By 1901 the population had grown to sixty-six people and by 1921 it had grown to 203. Now it has 688 inhabitants. Near Dover is geological feature called the Dover Fault, a major break in the Earth's crust. It is the dividing line for Gondwana and Laurentia that was formed by the Iapetus Ocean." - from Wikipedia:,_Newfoundland_and_Labrador
Valentin Poposki, 26 March 2011