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The flag of Wiltshire features green and white stripes as found in the local council’s arms representing the green of the downs over their chalk underlay. The stripes bend downwards to a central point. At the centre of the design is a great bustard a large bird reintroduced to Salisbury Plain after it becoming locally extinct. The bustard stands against a green circle that represents its preferred grassy habitat, surrounded by a ring of six segments or rocks, which reflect the county’s stone circles and its six neighbours. It was designed by Helen Pocock. The flag was registered by the Flag Institute following a county council vote endorsing it as the county flag. Such approval by a locally significant body is deemed sufficient evidence of local acceptance, for the FI to effect its registration. Read more about the flag at

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