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Falcon State (Venezuela)

Estado Falcón

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  • Acosta (San Juan de los Cayos)
  • Bolívar (San Luis)
  • Buchivacoa (Capatárida)
  • Cacique Manaure (Yaracal)
  • Carirubana (Punto Fijo)
  • Colina (La Vela de Coro)
  • Dabajuro (Dabajuro)
  • Democracia (Pedregal)
  • Falcón (Pueblo Nuevo)
  • Federación (Churuguara)
  • Jacura (Jacura)
  • Los Taques (Santa Cruz de Los Taques)
  • Mauroa (Mauroa)
  • Miranda (Santa Ana de Coro)
  • Monseñor Iturriza (Chichiriviche)
  • Palmasola (Palmasola)
  • Petit (Cabure)
  • Píritu (Píritu)
  • San Francisco (Mirimire)
  • Silva (Tucacas)
  • Sucre (La Cruz de Taratara)
  • Tocopero (Tocopero)
  • Unión (Santa Cruz de Bucaral)
  • Urumaco (Urumaco)
  • Zamora (Puerto Cumarebo)

Overview

The State of Falcon in Venezuela adopt a new flag. The full story (in Spanish) and a photo are at <driza.blogspot.com>.
Valentin Poposki, 9 August 2006

Falcón and Miranda, recently adopted new flags. Both have in common to be derivates from designs created by
Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda: illustrious Venezuelan Hero and Precursory of Latin American independence whose memory has received tribute two hundred years after his liberating expedition in which, by the way, was affirmed the Prioritized Flag of Venezuela (horizontal tricolor yellow, blue and red) in the leader ship "Leander" on March 12th, 1806, in Jacmel Bay, Haiti, already on the eve of taking coursec to Venezuelan coasts at which he arrived following August 3rd.
This commemoration has given rise to symbollogical changes signed by the "rapidity" with which it has taken place, leaving in doubt its legitimacy and therefore its transcendence.
All began on last March 9th with the official publication of the new Law where one eighth star was added to National flag and modified substantially the Coat of Arms of the Republic, which it's also described like "Bolivarian".
Past August 3rd Falcón State saw flame its new Flag raised by its Governor: it consist in an adaptation of the Flagship that, according it's says, Miranda hoisted on the masts of his ensign ship: a blue cloth where appeared a rising sun on the lateral superior canton (attached to the mast) and a full moon on the fly inferior canton, both appearing "figured"; this is, with human characteristics complementing itself with a pennant with the war voice "DIE FOR TYRANNY AND LONG LIFE FOR FREEDOM". New Falconian Flag incorporates the pennant as a superior stripe whereas the sun and the moon appear streamlined without greater characterization. The news that refers the change, <www.rnv.gov.ve>, also indicates: ""This flag is adapted to new times and has an historical support that gives it greater property sense to Falconians" assured regional Governor, Jesus Montilla, before raising the new flag under the watch of different authorities and communities presents on Falconian capital " and more ahead continues " president of Legislative Assembly of Falcón State, Eligio Rosendo, assured that the new flag is a settled debt with Miranda and Falconians, being the generalissimo's liberty and unitary ideal propitious at this time of revolution adapted with reality of the Homeland (end of mention)".
However, until the moment of the emission of this report it' s had not data referring to the new meaning that would have to tie directly the new flag with the region that represents and therefore the only thing that would be possible to add about the matter is the historical reference: the blue cloth, possibly allusive to the sky and the sea, shows a rising sun which symbolizes the American freedom rising on the horizon whereas the full moon alludes to that the power of Spain begins to decline. The red pennant and its war voice indicate clearly the intentions of the expedition's commander.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 22 August 2006

The Flag - Attributes and Semiology: The Falconian flag consists in a filed with approximate ratio 2:3; this is, square and half of length, divided on two unequal and horizontal stripes: the superior one, red, approximately equivalent to fifth part of the wide of the cloth, charges the inscription “MUERA LA TIRANIA Y VIVA LA LIBERTAD” (Something like “Die for tyranny and long life for freedom”) in white gothic capital letters and the inferior one, blue, occupies the rest of the field and charges a yellow raising sun with nine rays on the superior canton of the hoist (attached to the mast) and a white full moon on inferior canton of the fly. Reminiscence of the Captain’s Flag o0f Ensign Ship “Leander” during Liberating Expedition commanded by Generalissimo FRANCISCO DE MIRANDA on 1806, it didn’t have meaning directly relative to the State which represents until the moment of this update. However, the historical meaning which has been attributed to it is the follows: “The sun is the American freedom raise from the horizon whilst the moon is the power of Spain which begin to decline”. Blue probably alludes to the sea and sky whilst the red pennant (today stripe) and inscription speaks about Generalissimo’s intentions.
- Historical Synthesis: It was hoisted on August 4th, 2006 on the city of Coro by Governor Jesús Montilla with regards to the celebration of Bicentennial of the Liberating Expedition of Francisco de Miranda
Sources: Web Site Government of Falcon State, Web Site Radio Nacional de Venezuela (National Radio of Venezuela).
There is also new coat of arms. The Anthem is the same.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 15 February 2007

See also: Venezuela - Historical Flags


Previous Flag


image by Jaume Ollé'

I located Falcon State flag at <www.funflc.org.ve> . Coat of Arms at the same page. The inscription is Dios y Federacion.
Jarig Bakker and Pascal Gross, 20 September 1999

In the coat of arms of Falcón state it says "Dios y Federación" (God and Federation), which is also the official slogan of the Venezuelan Republic. The Federal revolution begun in Coro, capital of Falco'n, in 1859, and the state owe its name to Marshall Juan Criso'stomo Falco'n, the victorious federal leader, first President of the former United States of Venezuela.
Pablo Acosta Ri'os, 21 July 2000

The Flag - Attributes and Semiology: Falco'n is one of the northwestern and coaster state of Venezuela and its flag consists of three horizontal stripes with the same size: the green one symbolizes faith, hope, friendship, service and respect; the yellow one represents magnanimity, nobility, riches, power, light, perseverance and wisdom; the blue one symbolizes justice, truth, loyalty, charity and beauty. The red color of the pennant symbolizes strength, victory, audacity, highness and artifice. The inscription DIOS Y FEDERACION (God and Federation) it is the motto of the liberal band on the Venezuelan War of the Federation, which exploded on February 20th, 1859 in the city of Coro, capital of the State. The stars, which represent the union of the twenty-five municipalities that conform the state, are image of the happiness and they symbolize greatness, truth, light, majesty, peace and prudence. Their white color represents purity, integrity, obedience, firmness, vigilance, eloquence and victory. The bird belongs to the group of natural figures that the Heraldry admits and generally is symbol of the active and the contemplative life also that they represent nimbleness, readiness and dexterity; but its characteristic meaning is the freedom. In this case it is a hawk and is a directly mention of Latin name of the State: Falcon
Historical Synthesis: Miss Marielys Isaura Oduber Camacho conceived the Falconian flag design. She was the winner of a concourse that was being convoked for the effects and that had an examining jury compound by remarkable historians of the Falcon State. It was hoisted for the first time on June 17th, 1997.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 24 November 2000


Coat of Arms


image contributed by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 15 February 2007

Coat of Arms - Attributes: The Falconian Coat of Arms outlined in Or (yellow) is tierced per fess. The Quarter of the Chief enameled in Gules (red) shows two golden thrones: the dexter one with a staff of command and the sinister one with a bishop’s staff. The Central Quarter enameled in Sky-blue (variation of the Heraldic Azure or blue), presents a sea in Vert (green) with a sun raising from a series of dunes to the sinister and to the dexter a brig on which waves a flag divided in fess of Or (yellow), Azure (blue) and Gules (red). The Quarter of the Base enameled in Or (yellow) presents a mountainous pick on Sable (black) crowned by an rising eagle in Argent whose beack holds a pennant in Or charging the words “DIOS Y FEDERACION” (“God and Federation”) in Sable (black) and whose claws subject a naked sword in Argent garnished of gold and dressed with another pennant in Or which presents the ephemeris “2O DE FEBRERO DE 1859” (“February 20th, 1859”) in Sable (black). As External Ornaments appear the denomination “ESTADO FALCON” (“Falcon State”) as “War Voice”; a constellation of twenty five five-pointed stars in Or disposed in two arcs as crest and as supports a nopal tree branch at the dexter and a coffe branch at the sinister jointed under the base by means of a pennant striped in Or (yellow), Azure (blue) and Gules (red) where appears as mottoes the following ephemeris: “5 DE JULIO DE 1811” (“July 5th, 1811”), under the base; “24 DE MARZO DE 1864” (“March 24th, 1864”), at the dexter and “18 DE AGOSTO DE 1863” (“August 18th, 1863) at the sinister: inscriptions realized in capital gothic letters of Sable (black).
- Semiology: The First Quarter reminds that was in the city of Coro, capital of the State, where had seat on national territory the first Spanish colonial government and the first Bishopric of Venezuela. The Second Quarter represents the arrival of Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda –one of the most illustrious heroes of Venezuela- to Falconian coasts on August 3rd, 1806: day when the sun of the American Freedom greeting for first time from the Venezuelan ground the glorious Iris of the Homeland. The Third Quarter symbolizes the Eagle of the Freedom that walks on triumph the flashing sword of the Federal Cause through the refulgent sky of the immortality, leaving from the summit mountain of the Venezuelan Federation, comparing it with the Aventino Mount in Rome where Simón Bolívar swear to gave freedom to his Homeland, whilst rebound its War Cry and date of beginning on Coro. The denomination of the State reinforces its identity and the constellation represents the municipalities that integrate it. The nopal branch represents the aridity of the Falconian plains and the coffee branch remembers the fertility of its opulent mountainous landscape. The ephemeris reminds, respectively, the date of the Signature of the Act of the Independence of Venezuela, as homage of gratitude to the memory of the eminent patricians to who is owed the sacred inheritance of a free and independent Homeland; the date when was dictated the Decree by means of which was abolished forever the slavery in Venezuela and the date when was emitted the “Decreto de Garantías“ (“Decree of Guarantees”) where is rebounds the high magnanimity of the Venezuelan Federalism.
Sources: “Los Símbolos Sagrados de la Nación Venezolana” (“The Sacred Symbols of the Venezuelan Nation”), Francisco Alejandro Vargas, Caracas - 1981, Web Site Government of Falcon State,
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 15 February 2007


Previous Coat of Arms


image by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 24 November 2000

The Falconian Coat of Arms is tierced per fess. The first quarter or chief is enameled in gules (red) and shows two golden thrones: the dexter one with a staff of command and the sinister one with a bishop's staff for indicate that the city of Coro, capital of the State, was where had its seat for the first time on the national territory so much the Spanish colonial government as the first Bishopric of Venezuela. The central quarter or fess, in Sky-blue, presents a marine landscape in which highlights a silver brig on which waves the National Flag to the dexter and a nascent sun from a series of "Me'danos" or the characteristic dunes of the Falconian geography that represents the arrival of the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda, one of the most illustrious heroes of Venezuela -  to their costs on August 3rd, 1806: day when the sun of the American Freedom greeting from the Venezuelan ground the glorious Iris of the Homeland. The quarter of the base or inferior, in gold, shows a mountainous pick on sable (black) crowned by an silver eagle rising whose beack holds a golden banderole that brings inscribed the words DIOS Y FEDERACION (God and Federation) in sable (black) and whose claws subject a naked silver sword garnished of gold and decked out with another banderole of gold which presents the ephemeris "20 de Febrero de 1859" (February 20th, 1859), all that which symbolizes the Eagle of the Freedom that walks on triumph through the refulgent sky of the immortality the flashing sword of the Federal Cause, leaving from the summit of the symbolical Mount Aventino of the Venezuelan Federation. As External Ornaments appear the "war voice" ESTADO FALCON (Falcon State) like crest and how cimier an eleven stars constellation which remember as much the gentile one as the municipalities of this federal entity. To the dexter flank a nopal tree branch that represents the aridity of the Falconian plains and the sinister flank a coffee branch that remembers the fertility of its opulent mountainous landscape, which are connected under the base of the Coat of Arms by means of a pennant with the national colors where appears like mottoes the following ephemeris: to the center 5 de Julio de 1811(July 5th, 1811), date of the Signature of the Act of the Independence of Venezuela, as homage of gratitude to the memory of the eminent patricians to who the sacred inheritance of a free and independent Homeland is owed; to the dexter side, 24 de Marzo de 1864 (March 24th, 1864), date when the Decree by means of which was abolished forever the slavery in Venezuela was dictated and to the sinister side 18 de Agosto de 1863 (August 18th, 1863) date when was emitted the "Decreto de Garanti'as" (Ordinance of Guarantees) that is the highest summit in which highlights the magnanimity of the Venezuelan Federalism.
Sources: Los Si'mbolos Sagrados de la Nacio'n Venezolana (The Sacred Symbols of the Venezuelan Nation), Francisco Alejandro Vargas, 1981.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 24 November 2000