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Adjuntas (Puerto Rico)

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by Thanh-Tâm Le , 12 Febuary 2000

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From: Lexjuris site : "This city of 19,451 inhabitants was founded on August 11, 1815. The flag of Adjuntas takes its symbolim and part of its design from the CoA. The crosses symbolize San Joaquín [St. Joachim] and Santa Ana. The white stands for purity, the purple for St. Joachim's robe, and the green for the vegetation."
Thanh-Tâm Le
and Santiago Dotor , 21 January 1999

There is an image of the flag at site (now defunct). Adjuntas is a town in Ponce district, Puerto Rico. The image at Lexjuris site differs a bit from this one. According to this text in Lexjuris site the right upper triangle is violet and the lower left triangle is green.
Jarig Bakker , 25 January 2000

Common error is unknowingly presenting the flag in left-to-right inversion as in some versions of Adjuntas, that by the way is purple over green. The flag derives its symbolism and part of its design from the Coat of Arms. A white band divides diagonally into two irregular triangles:  purple the superior one and green the inferior one. A white Illesca Cross is placed in the center of both triangles. In this case the cross also symbolizes Saint Joachim and Saint Ann, Virgin Mary's parents. The white color stands for purity; purple for Saint Joachim's cloak; green for vegetation.
Blas Delgado , 6 Febuary 2000 and 6 April 2001

Coat of Arms

by Nelson Román, 16 June 2004

Adjuntas (literally: adjunct, joined) - The bishop's shaft or crozier: is an attribute of the Old Testament Patriarchs, and in Adjuntas' shield it represents the Patriarch Saint Joachim, father of the Holy Virgin Mary and patron saint of the city. The spinning wheel: refers to the house chores and symbolizes Saint Anne, mother of the Holy Virgin Mary and co-matron saint of the city. The star: stands for Our Lady, who was God's gift to the couple. The bells and crosses: refer to the city name, Adjuntas, derived from the fact that both were adjunct or joined in its civil character to the Bishopric and Municipality of Coamo. The crosses: are taken from Coamo's blazon (which also presents bells, though as part of a belfry) and have their origin in the coat-of-arms of the village and the Illescas lineage, a name historically related to the ancient Villa of San Blás de Illescas. The coffee boughs: refer to the fact that Adjuntas lays in the coffee zone of Puerto Rico.  The mural crown: distinctive of four-towered shields to mean that in Spanish times it got from the Crown the privilege of the title "Villa".
Source: "Banderas y escudos municipales" (Flags and Municipal Shields) by Anisa Productions Inc.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 31 May 2001

Reported WRONG Flag

by Thanh-Tâm Le , 21 January 1999

Wrong flag based on image from Lexjuris site