This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Matagami (Quebec)


Last modified: 2024-07-06 by rob raeside
Keywords: matagami | quebec |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Matagami flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 23 June 2024
based on photo from

See also:

Description of the flag

The flag can also be seen on the municipal website at

It consists of three green horizontal stripes on a white field on the upper half, each one wider than the one above, and three blue stripes on white in the lower half, overlain by a blue triangle, edged white, extending from the base along the length of the flag.
Évelyne Sunatori, 31 December 2020

I saw a partial image of a flag between 2000 and 2002 on the website: white with blue towards the bottom and green towards the top.
Luc Baronian, 20 May 2005


The flag of the Town of Matagami was adopted during the meeting of June 25, 1980.
The drawing represents Matagami's natural and human potential. Matagami is a Cree word meaning “the meeting of the waters”. The meeting of the waters is represented in plan by the white lines which intersect. In profile, we can see the bridge spanning the Bell River, a link that connects to James Bay to express the spirit of collaboration and good neighborliness. The movement of the waters represents the ardent and energetic life that animates the people of Matagami. The parallel white lines represent the underground galleries for the mines. The decreasing green lines represent the forest and the wide open spaces characteristic of our region, creating an effect of perspective. In conclusion, blue and green express the outdoor sporting and tourist potential of Matagami.
Masao Okazaki, 22 June 2024