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Civic heraldry of France - Armorial de France
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La France héraldique
Département : Guadeloupe
D'argent à trois losanges de sable; au chef d'azur chargé d'une fleur de lis d'or.
The shield is the arms of the Dampierre family, main family of the town in the late eighteenth century. The fleur-de-lys symbolises Saint Louis, patron saint of Gosier. The two pelicans refer to the etymology of the town (grand-gousier was a 17th century name for a pelican). "15 Prairial Year II" is the date of the second decree of the Convention on the Abolition of Slavery in France (June 2, 1794).
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