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image by Thanh-Tâm Lê, 22 January 1999
This city of 17,188 inhabitants was founded in 1838. The flag
derives its symbolism, design and colours from the Coat
of Arms. In particular, the cross refers to the name of Don
Luis de la Cruz, who founded the town.
Thanh-Tâm Lê, 22 January 1999
The flag at pueblos-de-puertorico.com site (defunct) looks a
copy of the flag Thanh-Tâm Le' giffed from the Lexjuris site.
The only difference is in the cross-end; The 'Lexjuris' - cross
can be labeled 'Cross fleuretty' while the cross at the 'Pueblos
de Puerto Rico' site has crowns at its ends. (or something like
that) - from the description at the lexjuris-site I tend to
conclude that the cross-ends are like 'fleur-de-lis', so the
Lexjuris-cross should be the correct rendition.
Jarig Bakker , 29 January 2000
The flag derives its design and colors from the Coat of Arms
and keeps its symbolism. It has two vertical stripes of same
width, red to the hoist and green to the fly. The first has a
superimposed yellow fleuretted cross.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 9 April 2001
The newspaper Primera
Hora, in its digital edition dated 19 December 2005, has an
interview of the Mayor of the city of Ceiba. The article by Leysa
Caro González is entitled "Buenos días, señor
alcalde". Among other things of local interest, it is
mentioned that the Day of the Anthem, Flag and Coat of Arms of
Ceiba shall be celebrated on 23 December.
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2005
image by Nelson Román, 22 July 2004
In field of gold, one ceiba tree, a mural crown, at the head a
cross in gold with lily flowers of the same metal. The shield is
flanked by two sugar cane stems, with their leaves crossed at the
bottom. The ceiba tree symbolizes the name of the town and
simultaneously represents the indigenous prehistory of Puerto
Rico. The cross and the lily flowers represent the first and last
name of Don Luis de la Cruz, founder of the town. The cross also
symbolizes the christian origin of the population.
Nelson Román, 22 July 2004
Another ceiba tree is shown on the national coat of arms and
flag of Equatorial Guinea.
Ivan Sache, 22 July 2004