Flag of Quebec (GIF)

The flag of Quebec (French: Drapeau du Québec), known as the Fleurdelisé (French for "lily-flowered"), is composed of a white cross set against a blue background, adorned with four white fleurs-de-lis. The design of the Fleurdelisé draws inspiration from specific French flags of the Kingdom of France, including the French naval flag and the French merchant flag, featuring a white cross on a blue field. The inclusion of the white fleurs-de-lis, symbolizing purity, and the blue field, symbolizing heaven, traces back to a banner honoring the Virgin Mary, historically carried by Canadian colonial militias in the 18th century. This combination of elements on the flag reflects Quebec's rich cultural and historical ties to France and its enduring connection to its Catholic heritage.

Adopted:January 21, 1948
Designed by:René Chaloult
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)

Quebec, the largest province in Canada by area and the second-most populous, is located in the eastern part of the country, characterized by its vibrant French-speaking culture, rich history, and breathtaking natural landscapes. Quebec City, the capital, and Montreal, the largest city, are renowned for their blend of old-world charm and modern urban amenities, offering a thriving cultural scene, diverse culinary delights, and a dynamic arts and entertainment industry. The province's economy is diverse, with sectors such as aerospace, information technology, biotechnology, and manufacturing contributing significantly to its economic vitality. Quebec's cultural identity is deeply rooted in its French heritage, evident in its language, customs, and traditions, which are celebrated through numerous festivals and events throughout the year. With its picturesque countryside, including the Laurentian Mountains and the St. Lawrence River, Quebec offers a myriad of outdoor activities, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers. With a population of approximately 8.485 million as of 2019, the province's unique blend of history, culture, and natural beauty makes it a captivating destination for residents and visitors alike.

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