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Goëllo-Penthièvre (Traditional province, Brittany, France)


Last modified: 2010-11-13 by ivan sache
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[Flag of Goello-Penthievre]

Flag of Goëllo-Penthièvre - Image by Raphaël Vinet, 28 October 2002

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Flag of Goëllo-Penthièvre

The flag of Goëllo-Penthièvre, designed by Divy Kervella and approved by the Breton Vexillological Society, is blue with an horizontal chevron ermine and a yellow griffin placedalong the hoist.
The griffin represents the town of Saint-Brieuc, the capital of Goëllo-Penthièvre as well as the union of Montfort and Penthièvre, former ducal families of Brittany. The blue triangle at hoist represents the shape of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc.The ermine spots recall Brittany.

Mikael Bodlore-Penlaez, 29 December 1999


Goëllo is a former district of Brittany, located on the western side of the Bay of Saint-Brieuc and the western part of the traditional province of Goëllo-Penthièvre.

The flag of Goëllo, designed by Divy Kervalla, is diagonally divided by the ascending diagonal, white with black ermine spots - black with white ermine spots, the ermine spots on the diagonal being countercoloured, and a vertical red stripe placed along the hoist.
The flag is based on the arms of the County of Goëllo, "Argent a chief gules", rotated orthogonally and charged with Breton ermines. The diagonal represents the former linguistic border between the north- western, Breton-speaking part and the south-east, Gallo-speaking part of the region. The diagonal also recalls the coat of arms of the island of Bréhat, the jewel of Goëllo.

Introduced in Guide des drapeau bretons et celtes by D. Kervalla and M. Bodlore-Penlaez, the flag was presented to the public on 19 September 2009 in Paimpol, the biggest town in Goëllo. In February 2010, a copy of the flag was offerred to the town of Châtelaudren, the historical capital of Goëllo.

Ivan Sache, 19 February 2010