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Ceiba (Puerto Rico)

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image by Thanh-Tâm Lę, 22 January 1999

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This city of 17,188 inhabitants was founded in 1838. The flag derives its symbolism, design and colours from the Coat of Arms. In particular, the cross refers to the name of Don Luis de la Cruz, who founded the town.
Thanh-Tâm Lę, 22 January 1999

The flag at site (defunct) looks a copy of the flag Thanh-Tâm Le' giffed from the Lexjuris site. The only difference is in the cross-end; The 'Lexjuris' - cross can be labeled 'Cross fleuretty' while the cross at the 'Pueblos de Puerto Rico' site has crowns at its ends. (or something like that) - from the description at the lexjuris-site I tend to conclude that the cross-ends are like 'fleur-de-lis', so the Lexjuris-cross should be the correct rendition.
Jarig Bakker , 29 January 2000

The flag derives its design and colors from the Coat of Arms and keeps its symbolism. It has two vertical stripes of same width, red to the hoist and green to the fly. The first has a superimposed yellow fleuretted cross.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 9 April 2001

The newspaper Primera Hora, in its digital edition dated 19 December 2005, has an interview of the Mayor of the city of Ceiba. The article by Leysa Caro González is entitled "Buenos días, señor alcalde". Among other things of local interest, it is mentioned that the Day of the Anthem, Flag and Coat of Arms of Ceiba shall be celebrated on 23 December.
Ivan Sache, 25 December 2005

Coat of Arms

image by Nelson Román, 22 July 2004

In field of gold, one ceiba tree, a mural crown, at the head a cross in gold with lily flowers of the same metal. The shield is flanked by two sugar cane stems, with their leaves crossed at the bottom. The ceiba tree symbolizes the name of the town and simultaneously represents the indigenous prehistory of Puerto Rico. The cross and the lily flowers represent the first and last name of Don Luis de la Cruz, founder of the town. The cross also symbolizes the christian origin of the population.
Nelson Román, 22 July 2004

Another ceiba tree is shown on the national coat of arms and flag of Equatorial Guinea.
Ivan Sache, 22 July 2004