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L'Ange-Gardien, Quebec (Canada)


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[L'Ange-Gardien] image by Olivier Touzeau, 5 June 2020

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The municipality

From the municipal website:

The municipality of L'Ange-Gardien (5,464 inhabitants in 2016; 22,415 ha) is located 20 km north-east of Gatineau and 40 km north-east of Ottawa. The municipality was established in 1979 as the merger of the former municipalities of Buckingham-Ouest and Buckingham Canton and of the former parish of L'Ange-Gardien.

Ivan Sache, 21 June 2019

The flag

A new flag is in use since the adoption of a new logo in August 2018:
See the agency Trinergie proposal at:

Flag officially in use in 2019 at

Olivier Touzeau, 5 June 2020

Previous flag

[L'Ange-Gardien] image by Ivan Sache, 21 June 2019

The previous flag of L'Ange-Gardien is vertically divided green-yellow by a blue curved stripe. This symbolizes Rivière du Lièvre (Hare's River) crossing the municipal territory and highlights the two banks on which the town is established. Blue and green represent water and the natural environment.
The green part is charged with two yellow wheat spikes, representing agriculture, while the yellow part is charged with four green firs, representing forestry.
The white "hyphen" in the center represents unity of all inhabitants of the town., Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 21 June 2019

The description on the municipal website uses "trait d'union", that is, typographically speaking "a hyphen". However, "trait d'union" has a more general meaning in French, being used as a metaphor for "link" or "bond". This secondary meaning was probably intended in the official description, whatever the graphic representation of the link is.

A literal description could "the infinity symbol crossed by the blue stripe", which would completely blur the intended meaning of the symbol.
Ivan Sache, 22 June 2019

Flag shown at
Flag in official use in July 2018:
Olivier Touzeau, 5 June 2020