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Outremont, Quebec (Canada)

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[Outremont flag] image by Ben Koorengevel, edited by Luc Baronian

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City flag

The lion is a symbol of courage and magnanimity and corresponds to the motto "Ultra montem fortitudo". The three-peaked mountain represents Mount Royal and is emblematic of the city's name meaning 'passed the mountain'. The fleur-de-lys is symbolic of French origins, and the maple leaf indicates that Outremont is located in Canada. The mural crown is emblematic of civic administration. Beaudoin reports the arms and city name on a white field without the oval.

Reference: François Beaudoin, Symboles de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal, Vexilla Belgica, 1982.

Luc Baronian, 9 May 2005