Last modified: 2006-03-04 by santiago dotor
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image by Jorge Hurtado, 26 November 2000
Some [Maltese local flags] changed in recent years. An example of new flag is Paola: the old flag was yellow with a red spiral that extend for all the flag.
Jaume Ollé, 26 November 2000
I spotted the city flag of Paola in November 2000, a gold St. George [cross?] on a red field, proportions 3:5 as near as I can tell. One flag I also saw in Paola was a green flag with a small yellow canton (I think that's the local football club).
Norman Martin, 26 November 2000
Blazon: Argent a peacock Azure issunat from a garb Or ribboned Gules on a chief of the last an ancient meander Or.
Zeljko Heimer, 13 November 2002
All the images I have found of the Paola coat-of-arms of which the flag is supposed to be an armorial banner of show not one but three peacocks.
According to a quote by Norbert Rizzo Naudi Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
Paola's arms show three spirals on the top part: this is an engraving depicting the continuity of life. It is engraved on the neolithic temples found in this locality. The three peacocks in the lower part are derived from the arms of the original founder of the town: Grand Master Antoine de Paule.The "neolithic temples" are probably the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum. The arms of Grand Master Antoine de Paule can be seen in this webpage and this webpage.
Santiago Dotor, 2 March 2006