Flag of Prince Edward Island (GIF)

Prince Edward Island is a Canadian province consisting of several small islands, along with an island of the same name. Its capital and largest city is Charlottetown, its population is approximately 155,000, and its area is 5,660 km².

The flag of Prince Edward Island consists of a white background and is surrounded by alternating red and white stripes, except on the left side. The top third of the flag contains the British heraldic lion, which appears on the coat of arms of both Prince Edward and King Edward VII. The lower two-thirds show an island on which appear three small oak saplings—which represent the three counties of Prince Edward Island (Prince, Queens, and Kings)—under the protection of a great oak tree, which symbolizes Great Britain. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on March 24, 1964.

Keywords: Flag of Prince Edward Island (French: Drapeau de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard), GIF

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