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Callao province (Peru)

Last modified: 2006-02-18 by antonio martins
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Callao prov. flag
image by António Martins, 10 Oct 2003
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Description of the flag

Callao, city and department use a light blue flag, sometimes with its coat of arms in the center.
Jan-Patrick Fischer, 15 Mar 2001

Is a plain light blue flag used on the other times?…
António Martins, 06 Jun 2001

Callao is not a department but a constitutional province.
Jaume Ollé, 07 Jun 2001

Emblem detail

Callao prov. flag
image by António Martins, 06 Jun 2001

This coat-of-arms-like emblem consists of an ogival shield with counter-curved top (the middle point higher), light blue charged with dark blue wavy bendlets from the second third down, charged overall with a trunco-conic (or rather anti-paraboloid) golden castle tower flagged Peru plain and masoned gules enhanced with a three-dimensional lighting effect, narrow dark blue border; as crest a featureless Sun, with 28 visible rays, alternating golden yellow (the longer ones) and light yellow (the shorter ones), enhanced with a three-dimensional lighting effect; on a yellow scroll the motto «La fi»d?«el y generosa Ciudad del Callao, Asilo de las Leyes y de la Libertad» set in two lines of text with black sans capitals, flanked by two groups of three leaves; scroll and leaves slightly overlap the shield. The motto means «The loyal and generous City of »the« Callao, refuge of the Law and of the Liberty».
António Martins, 06 Jun 2001