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The Cumberland flag is the flag of the historic county of Cumberland. It was registered with the Flag Institute as the flag of the county in December 2012.[1]

Design

The flag is based on the pattern of the arms of the former Cumberland County Council, originally granted by the College of Arms on 19 September 1950,[2] namely:

Per fesse vert and barry wavy of six Argent and Azure in chief three Parnassus Flowers proper.

The Parnassus flower is a wildflower of the marshy uplands[2] and which has been chosen as the county flower of Cumberland, growing here on a green field. The wavy blue and white stripes in base are for the coastline and the famed lakes of the county.[3][4]

External links

References

  1. ^ Association of British Counties. "County flag proposals". Retrieved 13 January 2012.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Civic Heraldry - Cumberland
  3. ^ Flag Institute - Cumberland
  4. ^ Flag of Cumberland - Wikishire