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Juncos (Puerto Rico)

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by Thanh-Tâm Le, 12 Febuary 2000

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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

From lexjuris 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

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