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Today I have three cards from the Canadian province of Quebec, from Postcrossing forum members emiithebear and cheshirekat:


First is this view of the Château Frontenac and Vieux-Quebec, the old town of Quebec City. Quebec City is the capital of the province. The Château is the building with the green copper roof. It dominates the skyline of the city, especially when the city is viewed from the other side, from the St. Lawrence River. Vieux-Quebec has been on the UNESCO list since 1985.


Next, this is the flag of the province of Quebec. The flag is called the fleurdelisé, after the four fleur de lise on it. The flag was adopted in 1948, the first provincial flag officially adopted in Canada.


And finally, a map of the province of Quebec. Most of the population lives in the south, near the St. Lawrence River. In the north is the region of Nunavik, where Quebec’s Inuit population lives. This is where the village of Ivujivik is, the northernmost settlement in any Canadian province. There are no roads that link Nunavik to southern Quebec. I am guessing that the weather is too bad and there is too much snow and ice.

Emiithebear used some new stamps on the cards of Quebec City and the map:

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The rose stamp on the bottom is new stamp from April 2014, issued along with a white rose stamp. The stamp on top shows Franklin the Turtle, a children’s book character. This stamp was released in May 2012. The Franklin stamp is the first in a series of children’s literature stamps.