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by Antonio Martins, 30 August 2000
Apure is one of the south western states of Venezuela and its
name remains one of its principal rivers. The state's flag shows
the apurenian Coat of Arms inside of a white triangle near the
staff, symbol of integrity, over three horizontal stripes with
the same size: yellow (above) representing the sun; blue (center)
reminding the river which bring its name for this state and green
(below) for represents its forest.
The seven stars inside the blue stripe symbolize the seven municipalities, which conform the entity. The Coat of Arms in this case has been divided per pale and fess. The first quarter in Or (yellow) charges a black bull symbol of strength, which also represents the cattle-raising, principal source of the state. The second quarter in Gules (red) shows seven bundles of silvered lances outlined in Gules representing the equal number of groups of lancers who won the Queseras del Medio (The middle is cheese factories), famous battle of the Venezuelan independence war, under the managing of General Jose' Antonio Pa'ez, one of national heroes. The third quarter it's a semblance of the natural landscaper of the region where appearing in first plain the Apure river under the vigilance of a untamed horse whose defensive attitude express the defense of the national territory because Apure it's a frontier state. The star over the clouds in the sky represents one of the provinces, which declared the Independence of Venezuela in July 5th, 1811. The cimier consist in a fulgurated sun charging the ephemeris of "Aldea de los Sesenta" (The sixty's little town), another battle of the emancipation war. At the sides appears a palm and a laurel branches, symbols of triumph and victory, respectively, jointed with a yellow pennant where appears how mottoes the name of the state ESTADO APURE and its ephemeris 17 de Julio de 1864 (July 17th, 1864) and 17 de Julio de 1823 (July 17th, 1823).
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 19 July 2000
by Antonio Martins, 7 September 2000