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Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador (Canada)

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[Glovertown, Newfoundland and Labrador] contributed by Valentin Poposki, 14 September 2005

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Description of the flag

Divided red over six white and blue wavy stripes, with the municipal arms centred in a white patch on the red field.

The Town of Glovertown (2,122 inhabitants in 2011; 7,033 ha) is located in northeastern Newfoundland.

The cross signifies the strong Christian beliefs of the town’s people. Symbols of enforcement, education and justice are found on the cross. Together, all four are considered the most important aspects of our community development. The top portion of the shield depicts some of the area’s rich history with a sheltered cove, a Beothuk* canoe, the ocean and an European ship. The golden arrow representing progress and development, ties the shield to the provincial flag. The potato plant refers to the staple food and agriculture of the settlers. Local flora and fauna are represented, with the beaver symbolizing the town’s ties to Canada. The wavy lines represent the sea. The municipal crest also graces our first municipal flag, made available to the public in 2004.

*The Beothuk were a native people from Newfoundland, officially declared extinct in 1829.

Ivan Sache, 29 July 2012