Provincial Flag of Nova Scotia

Province: Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia Flag Description:

The flag of Nova Scotia consists of a white base with a blue (saltire) cross of St. Andrew on it. In the center of the flag is the shield from the provincial coat of arms, which is also the coat of arms of Scotland. The arms feature a red lion on a gold base. The flag is basically a reversal of the Scottish flag, which is a white saltire on a blue base.

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Nova Scotia Flag Meaning:
The flag represents Nova Scotia's links to Scotland.

Nova Scotia Flag History:
The flag was granted by Royal Charter in 1625 and officially adopted in 1929. The coat of arms was adopted in 1625. Nova Scotia joined the Confederation of Canada on July 1, 1867.

Interesting Nova Scotia Facts:
Nova Scotia is Latin for New Scotland. The name was used in the royal charter that originally granted the land to Sir William Alexander in 1621. The charter was written in Latin.

Nova Scotia's official motto is: Munit Haec et Altera Vincit - One Defends and the Other Conquers.

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