Last modified: 2000-10-20 by dov gutterman
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by Thanh-Tâm Le, 12 Febuary 2000
This city of 41,424 inhabitants was founded on August 2, 1797.
The blue waves represent the Río [Ri'o] Valenciano. The bulrush
with red flowers refers to the name of the town (bulrush plants
are called "juncos" in Spanish).
Thanh-Tâm Le, 3 Febuary 1999
The explanation of the flag is at lexjuris site
, from which I conclude that it is a canting flag. Juncos seem to
be birds ("Junco" = "reed" , Santiago
Dotor) , but the drawing on the flag looks like a plant. The
blue wavy line represent the Ri'o Valenciano. The plant in the
top of the flag is called espigas de juncos colocadas. Juncos is
in east Puerto Rico.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Febuary 2000
site: FLAG - On a golden field appear the blue wavy stripes,
representing River Valenciano, on the lower triangle. Centralised
[centered???] on field and ondulation we see the spikes of reed
plced in a similar fashion as they are on the Coat of Arms.
G. Aveledo, 1 Febuary 2000
from pueblos-de-puertorico.com site (defunct)