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by Blas Delgado
The flag at
pueblos-de-puertorico.com 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 <coamo.net>
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
from pueblos-de-puertorico.com site (defunct)