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L’Anse-Saint-Jean, Quebec (Canada)

Municipalité de l’Anse-Saint-Jean

Last modified: 2017-05-11 by rob raeside
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[Town of L’Anse-Saint-Jean (Quebec - Canada)] image by Ivan Sache, 1 April 2017


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Municipality

The municipality of L'Anse Saint-Jean (1,201 inhabitants in 2016; 50,678 ha) is located in the heart of the Saguenay fjord.

L'Anse Saint-Jean was first settled by Louis Beaulieu, from the  Society of Jesus, and a few Montagnais, who stayed only one year because of the harsh weather. In 1837, the Société des Vingt-et-un started the exploitation of the local forest resources. Most colonists came from Baie-Saint-Paul, Les Éboulements, and La Malbaie.
http://municipal.lanse-saint-jean.ca/ - Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 1 April 2017


City flag

I saw the flag flying on a July 2005 show of L'Épicerie, on Radio-Canada. You can see it between 0:50 and 1:00 minutes (after the 44 sec commercial) at Radio Canada

It uses a newer logo than the flag reported by Harrington via myself.
Luc Baronian, 5 July 2006

The municipal logo represents the local landscape. In the foreground is represented river Saint-Jean and the emblematic
roofed bridge, built in 1929. The background shows the Saguenay fjord and the mountains lit by the sun.
http://municipal.lanse-saint-jean.ca/histoire/ - Municipal website

The same landscape is represented of the reverse of the $1,000 banknote used from 1954 to 1992. Oddly enough, the inhabitants of L'Anse-Saint-Jean were not informed and discovered the image of their village on the banknote only in 1972 - which is not so unexpected since these banknotes were little used.
http://grandquebec.com/saguenay-lac-saint-jean/pont-couvert-du-faubourg
Ivan Sache, 1 April 2017


Prior Flag

This municipality had a white flag with a logo according to Harrington.
Luc Baronian, 5 May 2005