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Vargas State (Venezuela)

Estado Vargas

Last modified: 2005-06-17 by dov gutterman
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by Guillermo Aveledo, 7 March 2001

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Vargas state was created in 1997. Its flag is the sun-stars-cuatricolori design designed by Gual and Espana in 1797 for their conspirative movement . It was elected as such because the bicentennial of the conspiracy was celebrated in 1997 and because the movement itself originated in Macuto, a town in Vargas State.
Guillermo Aveledo, 28 September 1999

At <> reported by Dov Gutterman there is a flag .With the map on the site I tend to believe that it is the area around La Guayra, east of Caracas.
Jarig Bakker, 25 September 1999

It's a 2:3 flag. Although Gual and Espaoa never said anything on that matter . In any case, as is usually the case with the flags around here, no especifications are made. Flag Manufacturers use standard sizes, and they normally use 2:3.
Guillermo Aveledo, 8 October 1999

Above is an improved and actualised image of the Vargas State Flag, according to the ones that can be seen in Vargas or can be purchased at retailers. It's still based on the Picornell, Gual y Espana conspiracy flag, only that the sun is different. The sun has been 'modernised', sort of speak. I have not been able to find official proportions or descriptions.
Guillermo Aveledo, 7 March 2001

State Coat of Arms

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Reported WRONG Flag

by Jorge Candeias, 29 September 1999

Here's my probably wrong rendition of the Vargas state flag, Venezuela. This pic is after a website that shows the Colombian historical flags. The sun is not accurate - the original was too small to make an accurate image from it. But the rest (and the colour of the sun) is according to that picture: the vertical stripes with the width identical to the height of the horizontal stripe with the stars and the overall proportions of the drawing seem to show a 1:2 flag, and I made it so.
Jorge Candeias, 29 September 1999