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The banner of Saint Piran is a white cross on a black background (in terms of heraldry 'sable, a cross argent').

According to legend Saint Piran adopted these colours from seeing the white tin in the black coals and ashes during his discovery of tin.

Cornwall is the homeland of the Cornish people and the cultural and ethnic origin of the Cornish diaspora.

It retains a distinct cultural identity that reflects its unique history, and is recognised as one of the Celtic nations with a rich cultural heritage.

The prosaically named High Cliff, between Boscastle and St Gennys, is the highest sheer-drop cliff in Cornwall at 223 metres (732 ft).Cornwall has been a unitary authority since the 2009 structural changes to local government in England.In 2014, Cornish people were granted minority status under the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, First inhabited in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods, Cornwall continued to be occupied by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later (in the Iron Age) by Brythons with strong trade and cultural links to Wales and Brittany.The furthest southwestern point of the island is Land's End; the southernmost point is Lizard Point.Cornwall has a population of 556,000 and covers an area of 3,563 km The administrative county is administered by the unitary authority Cornwall Council.

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