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Maskinongé RCM, Quebec (Canada)

Mauricie

Last modified: 2019-12-08 by rob raeside
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[flag of Maskinongé] image by Olivier Touzeau, 3 November 2019
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The Municipality

Maskinongé is one of the three regional county municipalities in the Mauricie region of Quebec, Canada. There are 36,000 inhabitants on 2,380 km². There are currently 17 subdivisions within the RCM:

Municipalities

Parishes

The RCM was formed on January 1, 1982.
It consisted of Hunterstown Township (now part of Saint-Paulin); Belleau Municipality (now part of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts); the parish municipalities of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts, Sainte-Angèle (since renamed to Sainte-Angèle-de-Premont), Sainte-Anne-d'Yamachiche (now part of Yamachiche), Saint-Antoine-de-la-Rivière-du-Loup (now part of Louiseville), Saint-Barnabé, Saint-Édouard (since renamed Saint-Édouard-de-Maskinongé), Saint-Joseph-de-Maskinongé (now part of Maskinongé), Saint-Justin, Saint-Léon-le-Grand, Saint-Paulin, Saint-Sévère, and Sainte-Ursule; and the village municipalities of Louiseville, Maskinongé, Saint-Paulin, and Yamachiche.
On January 1, 2002, the municipalities of Charette, Saint-Boniface-de-Shawinigan (since renamed to Saint-Boniface), Saint-Élie (since renamed to Saint-Élie-de-Caxton), Saint-Étienne-des-Grès, and Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc were transferred to the Maskinongé Regional County Municipality when the Centre-de-la-Mauricie and Francheville RMC were dissolved.
Olivier Touzeau, 3 November 2019

Flag

The flags of the RCM of Maskinongé and of its subdivisions are displayed on a roundabout in Yamachiche, on road 138 between Louiseville and Yamachiche: https://www.google.com/maps/@46.262547,-72.8778071,3a,58.5y,186.86h,96.17t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sojjy97pVDXU-FELgdozdYg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 and
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.2622183,-72.8776893,3a,75y,319.02h,83.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s0j6qFnmA2s9ReUs3Vp9K-g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656 (pictures taken in October 2018). There are 19 masts and flag of the province of Québec is at the center of the roundabout.

On the pictures taken in 2018 on Google StreetView, the flag of Maskinongé municipality is at the foot of an empty mast:
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.2621733,-72.8777873,3a,33.4y,344.4h,92.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sD0cfLWJ8WKEIP1VyFjuJfQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
But you can see this flag in the pictures taken in 2014 on Google StreetView:
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.2622735,-72.8780341,3a,24.1y,75.59h,96.01t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sgyb3yHJ6qUvK0Ld4r51iiA!2e0!5s20140801T000000!7i13312!8i6656

The same flag can be seen in front of the seat of the RCM:
https://www.google.com/maps/@46.2575361,-72.9225964,3a,34.2y,313.79h,87.93t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sQzoXfGjaVk7lHC2iMkezWA!2e0!5s20180501T000000!7i13312!8i6656?hl=fr
http://www.mrc-maskinonge.qc.ca/contact

The flag is white with the logo centered.
Olivier Touzeau, 3 November 2019