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by Pascal Gross, 14 December 2000
The flag of the Araure Municipality of the Venezuelan State of
Portuguesa - Attributes and Semiology:
Is a rectangular field with ratio 3:5. Consists of a horizontal superior stripe enameled on Sky-blue which occupies the 4/6 parts of the field and six alternating fringes that complete the remaining 2/6 parts: three white and three sky-blue. A yellow sun with sixteen (16) right and alternating rays of different longitude are born of the superior white fringe and occupies the lateral or section near to the staff while in the flight or opposed section appears a seven pointed white star. The Sky-blue represents on one hand the clear Araurenian sky, a part of the firmament created by the Almighty God under which the inhabitants of the region have built their history proudly and for the other one, the waters of the Araure Gulch: millennial bed gone back by the untamable Boraure Indians in whose banks settled the first Hispanic communities that gave origin to the current city of Araure. The white and blue fringes represent the fertile ground furrows, guarantee of the last work and the residents' present that occupy the plain and the Araurenian mountain foot. The sun remembers the same that constitutes timmer of honor on the Portuguesa State Coat of Arms with identical meaning: the freedom shining on the fertile plains of the region and the heroic memory of the Battle of Araure, that had place on the Municipality jurisdiction in December 5th, 1813 under the personal and protagonic conduction of El Libertador Simon Bolivar. The seven pointed white start reminds the same which constituted the jewel of the Order of the Liberators of Venezuela Badge and is a reminiscence of those that the national heroes showed in their uniforms whose had origin in the illustrious genius of the Father of the Homeland. It represents the highest ideals that should always inspire the action of the Araurenian people for the free and independent construction of its future. Their color symbolizes the purity and honesty that it should characterize the right behavior of the sons and residents in this floor anointed by the Coat of Arms of the Republic.
Historical synthesis: The Flag of the Araure Municipalit, creation of the Chronicler of the City, Mr. Wilfredo Bolivar and adopted as official banner according to the decree dated on December 5th, 1999, signed by the Mayor of Araure, Armando Rodriguez, was hoisted on the first time in the Commemorative Monument for the Battle of Araure in the same day of the celebration of the 186th anniversary of this glorious ephemeris of the National Emancipation War.
Sources: Araure.net Web Site
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 9 December 2000