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Léon (Traditional province, Brittany, France)

Bro Leon

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[Flag of Leon]by Michel Bolloré

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Presentation of Léon

Léon is located in the north-west of Brittany. It is an ancient bishopric and county. Its historical capital city is Saint-Pol-de-Léon (Kastell-Paol ), its largest city is Brest.

Michel Bolloré, 29 December 1999

Description of the flag of Léon

The flag of Léon is a banner of the traditional arms of the province: a black lion without claws, tongue and teeth on a orange field. The canting arms of Léon date from 1276. Leon means lion in Breton.

The flag was designed by Yoran Delacour in 1996 and approved by the Breton Vexillological Society.

Michel Bolloré, 29 December 1999