Photo: Province Of Quebec Flag Canada

With a blue background the Provincial flag of Quebec is decorated with a white cross reminiscent of the royal flags of France, and four Fleurs-de-lys - symbols of purity that were originally representative of the Virgin Mary.

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Photo of Quebec Flag in Old Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pictures from photo gallery: "Quebec Pictures"

The Quebec Flag flaps in the breeze above Old Quebec City, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site protected by the World Heritage Programme as a place of importance to the preservation of humanity. The Quebec Flag is made up of a blue background, with a white cross and four Fleurs-de-lys in each of the four segments.

The Quebec flag was the first flag to be officially adopted in Canada, before all of the other province's flags. It made its debut on January 21, 1948, and it was well received and has been a much loved flag ever since. The white cross on the flag comes from the banners of ancient France that were raised going in to battle and made the French standard easy to distinguish. The Fleur-de-lys symbols are the most striking part of the flag and are some much talked about symbols. They did not come from the ancient flags of France like the cross, but they did come from the purity and symbolism of the Virgin Mary as they are white, and the Fleur-de-lys on the ancient French royal flags were golden in colour.

There has been much debate in Quebec in the past years about how they wish to separate from the rest of Canada and become their own country. Many that live in Quebec are for this idea but the rest of Canada seems widely against it.

Quebec Flag in Old Quebec, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This picture is part of the photo album "Quebec Pictures" - there are more beautiful images waiting for you.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 275mm.

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