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Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)


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by Blas Delgado, 27 January 2002

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The Flags

Reporting only two, but completely different flags.
1. Flag from site (defunct)
2. White field with the CoA in the center at: lexjuris site (see here)
Description in Spanish of the flag at the last site: Am I far wrong in assuming that this description fits more to the first mentioned site?
Mayaguez is on the westcoast of Puerto Rico; it was founded in 1763 or 1760; there are 100,371 inh.
Jarig Bakker , 2 Febuary 2000

The flag with white field and the coat of arms is the old flag of Mayaguez. The actual flag approved by the Municipality of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico on January 14, 1997, consist of a green field with a white borderd red cross and four (4) white borderd red flames. The second field of the flag consist of a ligth blue field wiht three (3) white wavy stripes.
Juan Colon de Jesus, 11 October 2000

Juan Colon de Jesus wrote that the current Mayaguez flag was the one with the red cross over the green hoist field and the blue waving stripes over the white fly field. He is correct. I’ve just received through him a printed image of the “Flag of the City of Mayaguez”, with the date of adoption 14 January 1997, and with the printed name of the City Mayor. So the flag with the City Coat of Arms over a white field is really the previous one, notwithstanding the fact that this is still the current CoA of the city.
Blas Delgado, 1 March 2001

The information and image of Mayaguez flag are correct and true. I'm Mayaguezanian and I saw the sources and flag directly in the City Hall.
Harold Marquez, 4 September 2002

Previous Flag

by Blas Delgado, 1 March 2001

Coat of Arms

by Nelson Román, 16 June 2004

From <>: "The upper left arms are the older arms, the upper right arms show the actual arms. The old arms were designed in 1963 and were replaced in 1996. The upper half of both arms are based on the historical Coat of Arms granted to Christopher Columbus by Spanish Kings Fernando and Isabella at his returning from Antilles in 1493. It is used to remarks the Mayaguezanian reclaim about be the true place where Columbus landed in Puerto Rico when he discovered the island during his second voyage to America on November 19, 1493. The castle and lion are derived from the arms of the Spanish Kings at the time, and represent the castle of Castille and the lion of León (see the Spaninsh national arms). The five yellow rocks over white and blue wavy bars symbolise the title of "Viceroy of Indies" granted to Columbus by Kings Fernando and Isabella in 1492. Similarly, the five yellow anchors over blue background represent the title of "Ocean Sea's Admiral" granted at the same time (only in the old arms). The other element, in the old arms in the point, in the new as fourth quarter, show the arms of the Columbus family.
The lower half shows an modern stylised version of the original coat of arms granted by Spanish Regent Queen Maria Cristina to Mayagüez Municipality in 1895. It remarks the moment when main ship of Columbus fleet (there were 17 ships on this second voyage) reached Mayagüez bay for landing. The royal palm trees are indigenous plants from Mayaguezanian coast and valleys, and the blue and white waves symbolise the sea."
Nelson Román, 8 July 2004