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Lajas (Puerto Rico)

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by Edward Mooney, Jr , 11 August 1999

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The object in the center is a native pineapple-like fruit.
Edward Mooney, Jr, 11 August 1999

From site (defunct):
The flag of Lajas (Flagstones) consists of three horizontal fringes; the one of up of green color, that of the means of white color and the one of under yellow canary. A fourth fringe, of same width to the previous ones, it crosses these up and down in such a way that forms a cross at two fifth parts of their border. In the center of that cross, where they unite their two arms, there is a pineapple stubborn of the color characteristic of a mature pineapple (orange). it Surrounds that cross eleven stars with color gold, prepared in the following form: five are in the north part (superior) of the flag and six in its it leaves south (inferior) in such a way that all united ones form a I circulate. The fringe green color means the Valley of Flagstones, the agriculture in all their extension. The fringe colour yellow canary means the wealth of our floor. The white, among-crossed color fringes, they mean the union of all the distant to point out a town of love, peace and friendship. The cross that is of the crossing of the two white fringes, means the religiosity of our town, the faith in God and in the beliefs of this faith.
Augusto Liera, 12 August 1999

Flag adopted 13 September 1982. The green color signifies the Valley of Lajas and agiculture. The yellow color stands for the richness of the soil. White is for the love, peace and friendship shared in the pueblo. The cross symbolizes religion. Lajas was founded in 1883. It is in southwest Puerto Rico with 32,744 inh..
Jarig Bakker, 1 Febuary 2000

Coat of Arms

from site (defunct)

The red hat stands for Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez.
Jarig Bakker, 1 Febuary 2000

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