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La Nation / The Nation, Ontario (Canada)

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Flag of The Nation Township image located by Valentin Poposki, 12 June 2012

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"The Nation Municipality, which is situated in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell in Eastern Ontario, has an area of 661 square  kilometres and a population of approximately 11,000 [nearly 70% of them being native French speakers (Franco-Ontarians)]. The Nation was formed on January 1st, 1998, with the amalgamation of the Townships of Cambridge, South Plantagenet, Caledonia and the Village of St. Isidore. It is comprised of the communities of Limoges, Cambridge Forest Estates, Forest Park, St. Albert, St. Isidore, Fournier, St. Bernardin, Riceville, Ste. Rose de Prescott, Caledonia Springs, McAlpine, Routhier, Ettyville, Pendleton, Westminster, Lemieux, Séguinbourg and the outskirts of Casselman."
Quote from the municipal website, English version:

Karine Régimbald reports in "La Nouvelle", 2 June 2010, the inauguration of the new flag of La Nation. The flag shall fly in front of the Tourist Information Center, flanked by the Ontario and Franco-Ontarian flags. The flag is white with a green border and the new municipal logo, designed by André Péloquin, in the middle.

The logo is made of the map of the municipality bordered in green-yellow and enclosing iconic symbols of the municipality such as forest Larose, river Nation - for which the municipality was named - a farm and a silo, as well as building "summarizing the industrial and commercial development of some sectors of the municipality, such as St. Isidore". The logo also includes the arms and emblems of Canada and Ontario - indeed, the photo of the flag shown the Canadian maple leaf and the Ontarian trillium, but no arms at all.

The logo is presented on the municipal website, with significant differences compared with the version used on the flag. The border is plain green and there is a scroll. The logo is described as follows:
"The shape of the logo represents the geographic shape of the four former municipalities with the colour green being the new colour of The Nation. The logo itself is made up of the Ontario emblem, the Canadian emblem and other symbols: the trees represent the forests, the farm and silo represent the agricultural importance of the area, the river represents the South Nation River which flows through a large portion of the municipality, the bridge represents the large number of bridges within the municipality, the buildings represent the residential, multi-residential and industrial activities and the birds and ducks represent aquatic fauna found in the bog close to Caledonia Springs."

Ivan Sache, 5 June 2010