Last modified: 2001-09-08 by santiago dotor
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by José Manuel Erbez and Santiago Dotor
La Laguna, the former capital of Tenerife (formerly Santa Cruz was simply its harbour), has a purple (neither crimson nor purpure etc.) flag with the coat-of-arms in the centre, though smaller than on other Tenerife flags, about only one fourth of the flag's height, certainly much smaller than in José Manuel Erbez's website. I took a picture of it flying from the Town Hall.
Santiago Dotor, 3 May 2000
La Laguna's flag is Tenerife island's (and probably the Canary Islands') oldest flag. However it is not regulated by Law, and thus I believe there is no legislation on its proportions. Even if the one flown at the Town Council shows a very small coat-of-arms indeed, in my pages I preferred to show it somewhat larger to make it more visible.
José Manuel Erbez, translated by Santiago Dotor, 4 May 2000