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Cabo Rojo (Puerto Rico)

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by Phil Nelson , 26 January 2000

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This city of 39,887 inhabitants was founded in 1779. The explanation of the flag is a bit long, so here is a short digest. It refers to the royal Navarran lineage of the Ramírez [Rami'rez] de Arellano family, the French colours of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity (transmitted through Santo Domingo and an eminent son of the city, don Ramón [Ramo'n] Emeterio Betances), those same colours which were hoisted elsewhere in Puerto-Rico as a symbol of liberty for former slaves, in Mayagüez [Mayagu"ez] and Lares. The point (red triangle) symbolizes the Cape ["Cabo"] and the colour of the vio Colón [Colo'n], the shape retaining its heraldical symbolism of rectitude. The blue and white refer to the surrounding sea, the old ports and inlets, exploits from maritime wars, pirates, fishing, merchant ships.
Thanh-Tâm Le, 13 January 1999

The top flag is based on site (Not available at the moment). On lexjuris site there is the comment "La bandera de Cabo Rojo deriva sus colores y el mismo simbolismo del escudo de su pueblo" - (the flag is derived from the Coat of Arms) -the CoA has the triangle based on the bottom and the point not reaching the top. Cabo Rojo is in Mayaguez district, southwest Puerto Rico
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2000

The comment says that flag, as well as its symbolism (i.e. its meaning) comes from the CoA.
Nicolas Rucks , 26 January 2000

Cabo Rojo - The flag derives its design, colors and symbolism from the municipal Coat of Arms.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 6 April 2001

Reported WRONG Flag

by Thanh-Tâm Le, 13 January 1999

The top flag is based on site (Not available at the moment) . The triangle does not reach the fly as at Thanh-Tâm Le image which is based on the lexjuris site. I think the flag at the site is correct.
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2000

Coat of Arms

from site (defunct)