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Carabobo State (Venezuela)

Estado Carabobo

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image by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 15 February 2007



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According to reports at <www.eluniversal.com> [note: the photo shows a flag of the State of Aragua] and <www.el-carabobeno.com>, Carabobo State is in a process of changing its flag. See also project for a flag at <colombia.indymedia.org>.
Valentin Poposki, 5 April 2006

The New Flag - Attributes and Semiology: Consists on a field with approximate ratio 2:3; this is, a square and half of length, divided in four horizontal stripes with different sizes. The purple stripe symbolizes the blood spilled by our Liberators on the field of the Battle of Carabobo, summit fact that sealed the Independence of Venezuela. The green stripe represent the immense capacity of agricultural and cattle production of the Carabobo State, as well as their enormous ecological potential, represented in their western valleys, their prairies and their mountains. The sky blue stripe remembers the access to the sea and the universality character of the federal entity. The orange nascent sun, off centered to the fly of the flag separating the green stripe and arising from the blue one, symbolizes the light that conquers the shades illuminating the steps that guide to all Carabobenians toward their integral development. The Victorious Arch of Carabobo in gray inserts on the sun and seated on the sky blue stripe symbolizes the same essence of the identity of the inhabitants of the region and commemorates the great facts which had place on its floor and consolidated the Venezuelan nationality.
- Historical Synthesis: The author of the first Carabobenian flag was Miss Conchita Zamora Mata who won the contest organized to design the flag in 1995. Later and as a product of another contest organized by the Government of the Stae, it was presented 1500 projects of whose was selected six presented by children which serves to assemble the new flag that in practice derives from the previous design. The color of the solar circle was defined taking into account an observation of Governor Luis Acosta Carlez and the flag was instituted on March 12th, 2006.
Sources: Web Site Government of Carabobo State, Diario El Carabobeño, (Daily el Carabobeño).
The Coat of Arms and Anthem are the same.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 15 February 2007

The Governor officially approved the change of the flag on 12 March 2006.
According to "Diario El Carabobeño", 12 March 2006, the Secretary of Education Sarina Cascone presented the new flag of the State of Carabobo in the Fine Arts School "Arturo Michelena", Valencia. Some 1,500 proposals were designed by students and children from the State of Carabobo. Among them, the winners are Jeniffer Lugo (Juan José Mora), Reidy Sandoval (Montalbán), Hermes Castellanos (Montalbán), Eucaris Torres (Valencia), Luis Zambrano (Bejuma) and Chantal Castro (aged 4!). The new flag was designed on the basis of these winning proposals. The new flag has a larger upper purple stripe whereas the lower purple stripe has been reduced. The Arch of Carabobo has been made larger and the sun yellow rays are curved. The colour of the sun center was not specified; the Governor said on TV it could be orange, a shade that was eventually retained.
The current flag of the State of Carabobo is shown and described on the State of Carabobo official website: Purple represents the blood shed by the liberators during the battle of Carabobo; blue represents the access to the sea, which symbolizes Carabobo's universality. The sun stresses that the flag represents the light dominating the darkness; the Arch of Carabobo, commemorating the battle that strengthened the national independence, is part of the essence of Carabobo. The thin green stripe represents the agricultural and ecological potential of the State of Carabobo.
A photography on the real flag can be seen on the State of Carabobo official website, in the Governor's photo gallery, third row, first picture .
Ivan Sache, 29 April 2007


Previous Flag


image by Guillermo Aveledo, 3 October 1999

The flag has, in the middle of the sun, the grey Arch of Carabobo, the monument for Venezuela's independence main battle (Battle of Carabobo, 24-06-1821). We did not obtain full independance through this, as it is often said: Puerto Cabello's siege, where we defeated the last units of the Metropolitan Spanish Army, was a year later. In any case, the Carabobo Arch stands at the height of the monument to this battle, and to the heroes of that day. It was built in 1821.
Source: 1981 edition of "Los Simbolos Sagrados de la Nacion Venezolana", by Francisco A. Vargas
Guillermo Aveledo
, 3 October 1999

The Carabobo State's Flag - Attributes and Meaning:
Carabobo is one of the northern, coaster and central states of Venezuela and its flag consists of five horizontal stripes with different sizes. The purple red fringes symbolizes the blood spilled by our Liberators on the field of the Battle of Carabobo, summit fact that sealed the Independence of Venezuela. The green fringes represent the immense capacity of agricultural and cattle production of the Carabobo State, as well as their enormous ecological potential, represented in their western valleys, their prairies and their mountains. The blue fringe remembers the access to the sea and the universality character of the federal entity. The yellow nascent sun, located between the center and the floating one of the flag separating the green fringes and arising of the blue fringe, it symbolizes the light that conquers the shades illuminating the steps that guide to all the Carabobenians toward their integral development. The Victorious Arch of Carabobo in gray inserts in the sun and seated on the blue fringe symbolizes the same essence of the identity of the inhabitants of the region and it commemorates the great gest which had place on its floor and consolidated the Venezuelan nationality.
The author of the Aragua State Flag is Miss Conchita Zamora Mota who won the concourse which was organized to design the flag in 1995.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 5 September 2000

A similiar but different flag of the state found at <www.carabobo.org>. I notice the green line stretches across the whole length compared to the image above.
J.J.Andersson, 25 March 2002

In relation to that report, we can say that the image above is trustworthy and takes like source an Official and Special Bulletin of the Secretary of Education of the Carabobo State sent to us by the Mrs. Aura of Rodríguez, General Director of the Carabobo State Government on July 28th, 1999.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 27 March 2002


Coat of Arms


image by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 19 September 2000

The Carabobo State Coat of Arms - Attributes and Meaning:
The name of the Carabobo State is an homage to the Battle which sealed the Independence of Venezuela in 1821. The Carabobo State Coat of Arms presents an embroidered and barred field divided per fess in two quarters. The first quarter, above, represents a fortress surrounded by the sea and assaulted by infantry troops and of chivalry that remembers the Taking of Puerto Cabello, (Hair Port) one of the principal Venezuelan harbors on November 8th, 1823. The second quarter, below, shows a semblance of the Field of Carabobo, with a osugar cane plant at the dexter and another one of coffee to the sinister: the two more important agricultural products of the region. On the center, an attic and silvered column reminds that was ordered to erect by the Congress of Cucuta to commemorate the victory, which the Patriot Army reached in the Battle of Carabobo on June 24th, 1821, date inscribed on the pedestal. The bar of gold that divides the field in two quarters charges the Latin motto OCASSUS SERVITUTIS (Decline of the Servitude) for remember which with the Battle of Carabobo and the Taking of Puerto Cabello was sealed forever the emancipation of Venezuela. The nascent sun over the Shield how timmer, symbolizes the birth of the Republic and the Cornucopias that appear to its flanks, reminds the abundance of the Carabobenian ground. This coat of arms entered in validity by means of the "Law of the Coat of Arms and Seal of the Carabobo State" on December 12th, 1905.
Sources:

- Los Si'mbolos Sagrados de la Nacio'n Venezolana (The Sacred Symbols of the Venezuelan Nation) by Francisco Alejandro Vargas, 1981.
- Special Bulletin of the Secretary of Education of the Carabobo State sent by the Mrs. Aura of Rodri'guez, General Director of the Carabobo State Government on July 28th, 1999.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo
, 19 September 2000


Reported WRONG Flags

1)
image from <www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Hills/8517/entrar.htm>, located by Dov Gutterman, 14 August 1999

In this image , the symbol within the sun is missing.
Jaume Ollé, 15 August 1999

2)
image by Pablo Acosta Ríos, 3 October 2002

Carabobo flag at <www.epicentro.com.ve> appears with purple background.
Pablo Acosta Ríos, 3 October 2002