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I located a site with all Puerto Rico municipal flags and CoA's.
Go to http://www.lexjuris.com/PUEBLOS
, and choose one by one......
There is also a clickable map of the PR cities at http://www.lexjuris.com/PUEBLOS/histpueblos.html
Dov Gutterman , 29 December 1998
what are the proportions of Puertorican flags ? The National flag undoubtedly is 2:3, and so are (or
seem to be) all images of city flags in the Lexjuris site, but in
one of the official texts, they say "regulation dimensions"
and add (3' x 5')... If anybody knows for sure that there is a
"right" proportion and that this is 3:5, please let us
know. (Other texts from the same site imply that all PR flags
have the same proportions...)
Thanh-Tâm Le' , 12 January 1999
In the CIA World Fact Book 1996-97 it is written:
Administrative divisions: none (commonwealth associated with the
US); note - there are 78 municipalities. On the Lexjuris site
there is a clickable map of those 78 pueblos.
In Hammonds World Atlas (1988) the map of Puerto Rico has 8 districts (Aguadilla, Arecibo, Bayamo'n, Guayama, Humacao, Mayahu"ez, Ponce and San Juan (Vieques and Culebra isls apparently belong to Humacao district).
Jarig Bakker , 27 January 2000
I have in my archives a map showing the 8 districts , on this
map it looks as if those islands belong to the Carolina District.
Also, if I look at more recent maps, it looks as if some new
municipalities may have been created out of the municipalities
around (San Juan) the Bayamo'n district.(i.e Catano,Coa Baja and
Franc Van Diest, 27 January 2000
I assume that the division in 78 municipio now is (nearly)
official - from: http://www.cityknowledge.com/north_america_puerto_rico.htm
(a newer edition of the CIA-World Fact Book): Administrative
divisions: none (commonwealth associated with the US);
there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 78 municipalities (municipios, singular-municipio) . In this list is Catano; Coa Baja = Toa Baja ? Crujillo = Trujillo Alto?
Jarig Bakker , 27 January 2000
The Lexjuris site and the Pueblos de Puerto Rico site have
many errors in the drawings of their flags, but the descriptions
are apparently correct because they agree with other official
sources. This is obvious by the many versions that has appeared
in FOTW. The most common error is unknowingly presenting the flag
upside down, so inverting the colors in the vertical direction -we
may see this in Barranquitas , Hatillo, and San Germán-or
left-to-right inversion as in Toa Baja
and in some versions of Adjuntas , that
by the way is purple over green. The flag of Humacao
consists of three stripes with the middle one narrower: colors
are yellow/red/green; not yellow/blue/green. The upper stripe of Rincón is orange, although it looks like
red (this flag should have nine stars and not eleven, as noted by
Mr. Le’. The flag of Moca, which is
almost identical, is the one with eleven stars.) The city badges
in the middle of the flags of Ponce and Vieques are incorrectly depicted. The flag
of Orocovis does not match the true
dimensions presented in the flag description. The flag of Caguas changed two years ago. You have
depicted it correctly, but I have a better drawing (I live in
Caguas.) I am really amazed how the official site of the
government of Puerto Rico has followed this two identical sites
in continuing the same errors. Regarding the flags presented in
FOTW, the colors gold and silver of the city seals, from which
many flags arise, are represented as yellow and white in the
flags, not golden as Mr. Le’ has drawn them -although they look
better the way he did it. (The one exception is the new flag of Caguas, redrawn following the true
specifications of the Municipal Assembly Law that created it.)
They will not surprise me if they equally accept his versions.
There are so many inconsistencies in the drawings of the flags as
they are in the political situation of our Island. The flag of Arecibo in FOTW is the older version of
dark blue to the right, and yellow with the blue diamonds to the
left. In the present version all the flag is yellow with the
diamonds in the right field and the city seal in the left field.
The flag of Arroyo is very badly drawn,
being orange over black with the seal in the middle (not the one
depicted). Also, some color tones are not the correct ones.
Blas Delgado , 6 Febuary 2000
The island municipalities of Vieques and Culebra belong now to the district of Carolina. They previously belonged to Humacao . Every now and then, mainly following every decade census ordered by US Federal Law, our Legislature also makes an electoral redistribution that has a significant impact at the general elections, held every four years.
This is almost always accompanied by a redrawing of the
district’s boundaries, in the spirit of keeping a proportional
representation of members at the governing bodies. Therefore,
some municipalities are periodically jumping from one district to
another, and the district map has to redrawn again. San Juan, our
Capital City, is the only city-district.
Blas Delgado, 4 March 2000
To see Blas Delgado magnificant collection of Puerto Rico municipalities flags click here (Warning - 110 Kb)
Antonio Martins and Jarig Bakker , 27 January 2000