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Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean Administrative Region (Quebec, Canada)
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In 1988, during the Fête du Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean, celebrating the 150th
anniversary of the colonization of the region and the 50th anniversary of the
flag, the municipalities of the region gave an official status to the flag by
adopting it as flag of Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean.
The name of the holiday and of the anthem (composed by the Rev. Father
Laurent Tremblay) were also changed on the same day from Fête du Saguenay and
Hymne au Saguenay to Fête du Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean and Hymne du
As has been pointed out before, the kingdom or "royaume"
denomination is a local nickname that finds its roots in old legends and has
nothing official about it.
Luc Baronian, 22 April 2005
1966: Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean Administrative Region is created.
Popular name: Royaume du Saguenay/Lac-Saint-Jean.
Counties (4 MRC and one city*):
Municipal flag information
- Jonquière (1912-2002):
According to the city website in December 2000, there was perhaps flag
with the city logo.
It now forms part of Saguenay.
Jonquière merged with Chicoutimi and other municipalities to form the City
of Saguenay in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. Perhaps it had a flag
before, but it seems to be using the “Ville de
Saguenay” flag now in Jonquière
- La Baie (1975-2002):
This municipality had a white flag with a logo according to Harrington.
- Municipalité de Shipshaw (1930-2002):
A photo on the municipal website in December 2000, shows a white flag.
326.48 km². No flag spotted.
470 inhabitants, 85.12 km². No flag spotted.
380 inhabitant, 157.06 km². No flag spotted.
Reference: Harrington, Kevin. 1988. The Saguenay Flag
in Flagscan [fsc]
no 11, Fall 1988.
, 5 May 2005
, 2 March 2021