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Village of Mosta (Malta)

Last modified: 2006-03-04 by santiago dotor
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[Village of Mosta (Malta)] 3:5
image by António Martins, 1 March 2000

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Blazon: Argent, on a cross Gules, a bezant charged with a mullet Azure.

António Martins, 1 March 2000

I spotted the city flag of Mosta in November 2000. It was its banner-of-arms —proportions 3:5, as near as I can tell—, a red St. George on white field —like England, but the width of the arms of the cross looked bigger to me— at the center of the cross a blue star on a gold circle.

Norman Martin, 26 November 2000

According to the Local Council website:

Similar to the greatest majority of towns and villages world wide, Mosta too boasts of its own coat of arms. Such a symbol reflects Mosta’s beliefs and assets which are projected in the various component parts of its coat of arms. The silver shield has a red cross in whose centre there is a golden circle within which is placed a sky-blue five-pointed star.

The red cross symbolises the Catholic faith which has always predominated the lives and beliefs of the locals. The circle represents the Rotunda, Mosta’s parish church, its main landmark and the building for which it is most famous with one and all, Maltese and foreigner alike. The blue star is the symbol of the Madonna, Our Lady, patron saint of the town, whose feast is celebrated on the 15th of August.

Santiago Dotor, 2 March 2006