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by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 24 May 2002
Description of the Flag of Municipio Chacao, Miranda at <www.chacao.gov.ve>:
"ARTÍCULO 3: Se crea la Bandera del Municipio Chacao, la cual tiene una dimensión de dos metros con dos centímetros (2,02 mts) de largo y un metro con doce centímetros (1.12 m.) de ancho, y esta formada por dos colores azul y beige. el color azul que le sirve de fondo, en una franja alrededor de la misma de quince centímetros (15 cm.) de ancho, que simboliza el cielo de Chacao; el color beige, en una extensión de un metro con setenta y dos centímetros (1.72 m.) de largo y ochenta y dos centímetros (82 cm) de ancho, reproduce el color de la Bandera del Estado Miranda. en el centro de color beige, lleva el Escudo de Armas del Municipio Chacao y en sus bordes, flecos de color oro."
Pablo Acosta Ríos, 12 May 2002
The flag of Chacao, Miranda, following the description in the
web. The size of the Coat of Arms in the
center is hypothetical.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 24 May 2002
Coat of Arms of the Chacao Municipality in the Venezuelan
State of Miranda.
Generic Description The Chacao Municipality is located on the Miranda State and is built-in also to the Metropolitan District of Caracas. Its Shield of Arms is a Spanish shape per fess,the chief per pale. The first quarter in azure loads the figure of Chacao: Indian Chief whose name honors the region, that raises with its right hand a macana or native stick whereas with the left hand it maintains two small Indians rescued of hands of the Spaniards. The second quarter, also in azure, shows an opened silver (white) book, symbol of the universal culture, on which appears a pentagram with musical notes in sable (black) that symbolizes the Music School of Chacao: important and old educative center of the locality. The third quarter, also in azure, loads the representation of the old town with the "Iglesia de San José") (Saint Joseph Church); the "Obelisk": emblematic monument located in "Plaza Altamira" ("Altamira Square") and to the bottom, a green mountain that remembers the "Parque Nacional El Avila" (El Avila National Park") who constitutes the North of the Municipality. Complete the coat of arms a diminished fess in gules (red) with the inscriptions "CHACAO" and "ESTADO MIRANDA" (Miranda State) in Sable letters for remind the place and the geopolitical entity whose its belongs. As external ornaments appear the crown of the first Marquess of Socorro, founder of the town that gave origin to Municipality. To the dexter, appears a coffee branch that symbolizes the first harvest of this fruit in Venezuela for industrial aims. To the senester, a palm branch that remembers "Los Palmeros" (The Palmers): one old popular and characteristic society of the region that is dedicated to as much collect palm branches and leaves in Avila Mountains for the commemoration of the Easter in its locality as in the rest of the metropolitan region. Under the base, a red pennant join the vegetal branches and carry to the center a cross of Santiago (also called Saint James in English) that belonged to the founder of the town Don Jose Solano y Bote, whereas it shows the following mottoes: 19 de April de 1698 (April 19th, 1698), Foundation of the Parish of San José de Chacao; 30 de Septiembre de 1769 (September 30th, 1769), establishment of the limits of the current Municipality; 26 de Noviembre de 1880 (November 26th, 1880), date into which Chacao becomes Foreign Municipality and 13 de Noviembre de 1991 (November 13th , 1991) date in which the Legislative Assembly of the Miranda State declares its municipal autonomy. Until the moment, ChacaoMunicipality seems not to have adopted own flag officially.
Sources: Municipal Newspaper N° 534. Decree N°010-94.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 17 November 2001
by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 21 June 2002
by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 21 June 2002
Flag and Emblem of the Autonomous Institute of Transport,
Transit and Circulation of Chacao Municipality of the Miranda
The Flag: Attributes - It consists of a cloth with ratio 2:3, divided in two vertical stripes: one in sand brown or beige occupying the lateral or third at the mast and the another one in dark blue completing the remaining thirds to the center to the fly-end. Complements the set, the Official Emblem of the Autonomous Institute of Transport, Transit and Circulation of the Chacao Municipality, in all his official attributes, is placed on the canton.
Semiology - The chromatic range of the cloth reminds the already traditional uniform that distinguishes the Institute's personal and which running the time it has consolidated like synonymous of Authority, Efficiency and Respect for the Citizenship to which it serves. The beige alludes to the sand that like a variety of gruond symbolizes Firmness, Stability and Support. The blue alludes to the High Ideals, Justice, Loyalty, the Perseverance and the High Spirit of Service which animates the action and activity of the Institute and whatever integrate it. The AITTC' Official Emblem is the Reaffirmation of the Identity and the Institutional Ideals.
The Emblem: Attribute - Is a French Shape with the chief-line gold bordered, whose field in Azure (blue) shows a seven pointed and golden star that loads in its center two concentric circles. The interior, in Or (Gold), presents Chacao Municipality Mayor Office's Emblem consisting of a escutcheon quartered per pale: Sable (black) to dexter and Orange to the sinister. Over all a high streamlined and kinetic representation of the Obelisc located in Plaza Francia (France Square) of Altamira, (location of the Municipality) in Argent (white) and Iron (gray) placed pale, that is to say, vertically. The second concentric circle seems a frame for the previous one and loads the inscriptions "CIRCULACIÓN" (Circulation) and POLICÍA (Police)in golden capital gothic letters. The same inscriptions also accompany the star above and down, but are made in Argent with the same font before mentioned.
Semiology - Or represents the Authority, the Joy, the Magnanimity and the Constance requires for execute the assigned Mission. Azure remembers the High Ideals, Justice, Loyalty, the Perseverance and the High Spirit which animates the action and activity of the Institute and of its select personal. The star remember the brightness of personal and professional virtues of whatever integrate the Institute with higher Integrity, Transparency and Honesty at the time of make their work. The Chacao Municipality Mayor Office's emblem, in its official attributes, remembers the subordination of the Institute to its Authorities; on the one hand and by the other, its permanent disposition of service as much to the inhabitants as to the passers of the locality.
Historical Synthesis - As a result of change of Municipal Authorities, a series of Corporative Image guidelines was created and established whose axis is the emblem with form of Coat of Arms with the super streamlined representation of the Obelisc on France Square of Altamira in the center. All the dependent organizations of this Mayor Office adopted one or another way this emblem which replaced the previous one of the last administration. One of those organizations is the Autonomous Institute of Transport, Transit and Circulation (IATTC in Spanish), that taking advantage of the opportunity establishes officially the Flag and Emblem previously described at the beginnings of June 2002.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 21 June 2002