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Maruata, Michoacán de Ocampo, Mexico

Last modified: 2004-07-31 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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Maruata is located in west of Michoacán de Ocampo: 18º 18' 36" Lat North, 103º 25' Long. West.
The municipality has an area of 112 km2. The climate is warm and wet; it rains during all the year long. Average temperature 26º. Economic activity: fishing, minning and handicrafts.

Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán Jan. 26, 2002

Maruata registration flags

Ca. 1858-1888 (?)

1858-1888 (?) Registration Flag of Maruata, Michoacán de Ocampo, México 2:3[Non-official proportions]
by Ivan Sache, Dec 19, 2001.

Maruata, Michoacán de Ocampo (Departamento del Pacífico) - Per bend sinister divided red-blue, a blue disc in the red triangle.

The last issue of Franciae Vexilla (#24/70, December 2001) includes a paper by Olivier Coore, entitled "Les pavillons de matricule mexicains" ("Mexican registration ensigns").

The ensigns for the other departments were apparently never published in a flag book. The archives of the SHOM have kept a gouach plate, signed by the Mexican Minister of War and Navy, and sent to the French authorities. The plate is entitled "Banderas nacionales, de matricula e insignias de la Republica mexicana". ("National flags, registration flags and ensigns of the Mexican Republic")

In the 1889 edition of "Album des Pavillon"s, the registration ensigns are no longer shown, and it is therefore probable they were suppressed short before 1889. The design of the eagle on the Mexican plate mentioned above seems to indicate it dates from Porfirio Diaz presidency (1876-1911).

Ivan Sache, Dec 19, 2001