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by Pascal Gross, 3 April 2003
Nueva Esparta State flag has three bands, which get thin as
the approach the bottom of the flag (like Colombia's flag, or
Miranda's 1810 tricolory). The first band, yellow, represents the
rices of the islands, and the light of its people (???). A third
of a circle begins to show above the horizon line of this yellow
stripe, in white, representing alternatively a sun and the
ancient pearl trade which made these islands famous centuries
back. Such remembrance stirs the patriotic fire of the
inhabitants of the three islands which conform the state
(Margarita, Coche y Cubagua), represented by three equidistant,
white, five-pointed stars of the second stripe, in blue (colour
of the sea). Green, which is the colour of hope and fertility,
reminds us both of Continental Venezuela and of the islands
themselve, and their link with the rest of the country.
Source: 1981 edition of "Los Simbolos Sagrados de la Nacion Venezolana", by Francisco A. Vargas.
Guillermo Aveledo, 4 October 1999
Guillermo Aveledo reported as yellow-BLUE-GREEN flag.
show yellow-GREEN-BLUE flag.
Dov Gutterman, 3 march 2003
The Flag of Nueva Esparte State, composed by the islands of
Margarita, Coche and Cubagua, located to the East of Venezuela in
front the coasts of Sucre State, is a field horizontally divided
in three stripes: yellow, blue and green with a white semicircle
off-centered to fly and three white five-pointed stars on
the blue stripe. The image above is correct.
Raul Orta, 3 March 2003
Here is a complete report about the Flag and Coat of Arms of
Nueva Esparta State, possible thanks to the cooperation of the
Direction of Culture of this Venezuelan federal entity which it
have the kindness to send recently to us official data about the
The Flag - Attributes and Meaning: Nueva Esparta is the unique insular Venezuelan State and is located at the East of the Republic in front of the coast of Sucre State. Its flag, rectangular with ratio 2:3 is divided in three horizontal stripes: the superior one is yellow and occupies 1/2 part of the field, remember the tropical sky and charges a white half circle off-centered to the fly which symbolizes the Unity and the Purity of the Neospartan region. The central fringe, in green, is half width of the yellow one, represents the life, the vegetation and the ground and shows three five-pointed and white stars which symbolizes the Islands of Margarita, Coche and Cubagua that conform Nueva Esparta State. The inferior stripe, in blue, occupies the rest of the field and represent the Caribbean Sea.
Historical Synthesis: The flag was created by Mr. JUAN CARLOS VELAZ and was established by means of Decree Nº 816 emitted on August 7th, 1998.
Sources: "Flag of Nueva Esparta State" (Feuilleton), Juan Carlos Velaz, La Asunción, Margarita, 1998. Posted by Direction of Culture of Nueva Esparta State with date August 11th, 1999.
Raul Orta, 21 March 2003
by Raul Orta, 21 March 2003
I located Nueva Esparta state Coat of Arms at <a-venezuela.com>
together with state-hymn and state-tree.
Jarig Bakker, 18 September 1999
The Coat of Arms - Attributes: Field of compound shape
quarterly per fess with the line of contour in Or. The quarter of
the Chief or Superior, enameled in Gules (red) loads a boat
called "flechera" (something like "arrow
boat") carrying seven men and showing a little flag on the
stern, all over an Argent sea. The quarter of the Base or
Inferior, enameled in Azure (blue) charges a pearl collar with
twenty-five pieces. As external ornaments the Coat of Arms shows
a lance crowned with a Phrygian Cap in the middle of a aureola
and surrounded with a laurel crown as crest; a trident and a oar
disposed in saltire back the field; a coral branch at the dexter
and a sea-weed at the sinister jointed in the Base by means of an
anchor with a triton fish as supports.
Semiology: The enamels of the Coat of Arms and its contour recall the National Flag of Venezuela. The quarter of the Chief remember the legendary courage of the Neospartan people and their contribution to the National Emancipation. The quarter of the Base symbolizes the insularity of the State and the pearls: one of its antique and most important products. The Phrygian Cap alludes to the Freedom. The laurel crown remember the glorious triumph which Neospartan patriots obtains in the Venezuelan War of Independence. The trident, the oar, the coral and sea-weed branches, the triton fish and the anchor symbolizes the deep maritime vocation and entail of Nueva Esparta State.
Historical Synthesis: Created by Dr. JUAN MANUEL VELÁSQUEZ LEVEL on 1876, it was established as special Coat of Arms of the State by means of Decree emitted on October 20th, 1917, signed by General JUAN ALBERTO RAMÍREZ, Constitutional President of Nueva Esparta at the time.
Sources: "The Sacred Symbols of the Venezuelan Nation", Francisco Alejandro Vargas. Caracas 1981. "Symbols of Heroic Margarita" Rosauro Rosa Acosta, Pampatar, Margarita, 1974
Raul Orta, 21 March 2003
by Guillermo Aveledo, 4 October 1999