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Saint-Philippe, Quebec (Canada)


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[flag] image  by Masao Okazaki, 19 February 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 17 February 2022

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The municipality

The town of Saint-Philippe (7,127 inhabitants in 2020; 6,210 ha) is located 30 km south-east of Montreal.

Description of the flag

Flag is a logo on white.
Dave Fowler, 17 February 2022

The logo, by its shape and colors, represents the elevation of a freshly sown land with a tree.
Symbolizing serenity and calm, green represents the omnipresence of greenness and the importance of cultural activities.
Blue expresses the nature feeling, pleasantly illustrated by the sky shape.
Green refers to the territory's rural part, while the tree recalls the town's arms.
Ivan Sache, 18 February 2022

Flag with arms

[flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 19 February 2022
based on photo located by Dave Fowler, 17 February 2022

There also appears to be a white flag with the municipal arms, though I could not find an illustration of the arms.

Dave Fowler, 17 February 2022

The arms are vertically divided into three equal parts.
The central field vert (green) represent arable lands, pastures and forests. It is charged with symbols or: a "P" for "Philippe"; the cross elongated like a staff is the traditional representation of Apostle Philip. The fleur-de-lis evokes the French origin of the founders of the parish.
The lateral fields or represent the maturing crops, the products of the land and of labor, the outcomes of manual and intellectual labor, the fruits of creativity, the values used to build a better and nicer world.
They are charged with symbols vert (green). Dexter, the tree recalls plants used to feed humans and animals, culture, relation with the natural environment, and life in society and harmony. It also evokes the tree of life associated with divine wisdom, and respect for creation and the environment. Sinister, the book recalls communications, traditions, history, science and knowledge, and the Word as a seed.
Town website
Ivan Sache, 18 February 2022