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Coamo (Puerto Rico)

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by Blas Delgado

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The flag at site (defunct) looks too simple - at Lexjuris site the same flag seems to have the coat of arms in the middle, although the description of the flag doesn't mention it there. Perhaps the flag can be used with and without Coat of Arms. Coamo is in central Puerto Rico, some 50 km east of Ponce. Founded 1579; there are 35,000 inh. . Flag and CoA were adopted 5 August 1969
Jarig Bakker, 28 January 2000

Coamo - Its flag has three horizontal stripes: red the upper one, yellow in the center, and black the lower one. It should fly with the black stripe down.May or may not have the shield and its proportions are two parts high by three parts long.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 9 April 2001

The Coat of Arms is not an official part of the flag.  The official flag is only red, gold and black in equal proportions and in that order top to bottom.
N. Ocasio (from Coamo), 28 December 2002

However, at <> the flag is with CoA. Some local info: The name "San Blas Illescas de Coamo" is made of three parts. "San Blas" is the patron saint of the town, according to Catholic tradition. "Illescas" is the Spanish town the founders came from (nowadays in Toledo province, Castile-La Mancha, Spain). "Coamo" is an indigenous word that means "valley". The coat of arms is characterized by its colors (red, black, yellow and white) and several symbols Coamo's history. The flag takes its colors from the coat of arms.
Jarig Bakker and Santiago Dotor, 28 December 2001

Coat of Arms

from site (defunct)