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Pictou County, Nova Scotia (Canada)

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The flag of the Municipality of the County of Pictou, Nova Scotia, consists of three vertical stripes of red-white-blue, where the white stripe is wider, and the county coat of arms in the middle of the white stripe.

Common Seal and Armorial Achievement By-Law
5. (1) The arms of the Municipality shall be as follows:
Azure a clenched dexter hand with a sprig of mayflower in bloom proper and banner; Chief-cross of St. Andrews, a white cross on a blue field; dexter fess - ship on field of gold with sails spread; sinister fess - lamp of knowledge; dexter base - fish superimposed on axe and pick; sinister base - stag's head, all proper;

5. (2) The foregoing heraldic description shall be interpreted as follows:
Steel helmet with visor closed facing right surmounted by clenched hand holding natural sprig of mayflowers in bloom with gold banner and peripheral scroll. Flag of St. Andrews on top of shield. Shield contains on the left as one faces it red ship on gold field with sails spread over base of fish superimposed on crossed axe and pick; on the right the lamp of knowledge on a red field; on top stag's head in red on field of gold. Supporters - blue mantle with gold lining tasseled with a gold cord and thistle. The motto to be shown below on a ribbon as "CUIMHNICH AIR NA DAOINE O'N B'THAINIG THU" which may be freely translated as "Remember the men from whom you are sprung".
21 June 1973 Approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs.

Photos of the flag and documentation thanks to Carolyn MacIntosh, Deputy Municipal Clerk.

About the county:
"Pictou County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. It was established in 1835, and was formerly a part of Halifax County from 1759 to 1835. It had a population of 46,513 people in 2006, which represents a decline of 6.3 percent from 1991. It is the sixth most populous county in Nova Scotia." - from Wikipedia:,_Nova_Scotia

However, this information is for the non-governmental Pictou County. The Municipality of the County of Pictou has 22,000 inhabitants.

Official website:

Valentin Poposki, 9 January 2010