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Cornouaille (Traditional province, Brittany, France)

Kernev, Bro Gernev

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[Flag of Cornouaille]by Michel Bolloré

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Presentation of Cornouaille

Cornouaille is located in the south-west of Brittany. It is an ancient bishopric and county. Its historical capital city is Quimper (Kemper), current préfecture of the department of Finistère.

Michel Bolloré, 29 December 1999

Description of the flag of Cornouaille

The canting arms of Cornouaille date from 1426. They represent a ram passant. Kernev, the Breton name of the province, comes from the words kern, horn and knev, fleece.

Yoran Delacour, designer of the flag in 1996, took as a starting point the flag of the Swiss cantons of Grishun and Schaffhausen. The ram is thus projecting and has a more combative bearing.

The flag was approved by the Breton Vexillological Society.

Michel Bolloré, 29 December 1999

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