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Puebla, Mexico

Estado de Puebla: Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla / Free and Sovereign State of Puebla

Last modified: 2003-01-03 by juan manuel gabino villascán
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Note: Puebla has no official flag, but one in white charged with the arms is broadly used:

Yucatán unofficial white flag 4:7[Non-official proportions]
[Defacto flag]
[One or more variants under the same basic design]
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.
See: Puebla coat of arms of white bakground: unofficial flags


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Presentation of Puebla:

Official name: Estado Libre y Soberano de Puebla / Free and Sovereign State of Puebla
Short-form names: Estado de Puebla / State of Puebla; Puebla.
Location: Landlocked Mexican State located in Center-East of Mexico. It neighbors the Mexican States of Veracruz (N, E), Hidalgo (NW), Tlaxcala (W), México (W, SW), Morelos (SW), Guerrero (S), and Oaxaca (S, SE).
Area: 33,995 km2
Municipalities: 217
Population: 5,076,686 inhabitants (2000)
Capital: Heroica Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla (Pop.: 1,346,916 [2000])
Statehood: October 13, 1824
Arms adopted: Unknow date.
The first arms were granted to the city of Puebla de los Ágeles (now Puebla de Zaragoza, State's capital city) on July 20, 1538.

INEGI and SEP
Reported by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, October 06, 2001.


Coat of arms

Puebla coat of arms
by Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.

The new Puebla's coat of arms cosists of a shield divided into four quarters; in the first quarter there is a factory, a river, and a cogwheel, representing progress; the second quarter depicts a dam and a hidroelectric centra, for Puebla is the one of the major producers of electricity in Mexico; an arm holding a rifle over a fire, in the third quarter, resembles the begining of the Civil War on November 20, 1910; finally the fourth quarter is featured by growing lands, standing for agriculture, the main economic ativity in the State. In the center there is a little shield depicts a mountanous landscape (Citlaltépetl, Popocatépetl, Iztaccíhuatl, and Malitzin) with sunrise bears the text "5 MAYO 1862", date when the Mexican army headed by Ignacio Zaragoza defeated the French, during the imperial invation. The shield is bordered by the State's motto: "unidos en el tiempo en el esfuerzo en la justicia y en la esperanza" that is "United in time, in effort, in justice and in hope". At the top a mountanous landscape bellow an indigenous sculpture means the sun; as mantling two feathered snakes (for Quetzalcóatl), recalling the Tolteca culture once established in Cholula (town near Puebla City). At the bottom two corn plants as tails of the snakes.
Although the adoption of the new arms; at "Los Pinos", it is still hoisted a white flag charged with the former arms.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.


Former Puebla Coat of arms

The firs coat of arms of the State of Puebla was that of the capital city, granted by Royal Document (Cédula Real) on July 20, 1538. The coat of arms a green shield bearing a five-tower fortress in gold, and two angels hold the fortress, one by side, cloth on white. Above right there is a "K" for Karolus (Charles) and a "V" for "Fifth": Charles V King of Spain. The two letter are in gold. Below the fortress a blue river. Over the red border a text reads: "Angelis Suis Deus de te ut custodiant te in omnibus viis tuis", that translated means: "God command his angels take care of you in all your paths". A text so close to that found in Psal 91, 11-12 and Mathew 4, 6.
It is still the coat of arms of the city of Puebla de Zaragoza, formerlly called Puebla de los Ángeles.
Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, May 06, 2001.