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Fajardo (Puerto Rico)

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by Blas Delgado, 2 September 2002

by Blas Delgado, 2 September 2002

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I located a flag at site (defunct). Description of Coat of Arms and flag at Lexjuris site. Fajardo is in northeast Puerto Rico, the port of ferries to Culebra and Vieques islands. There are 40.000 inh. ; Fajardo was founded 1760.
Jarig Bakker , 31 January 2000

Fajardo (a Spanish Last Name) - It's a tricolor triband. Gules (red) the upper one, symbolizing the color of the shield's border. Silver (white) the center one, standing for color of the main pieces that appear in the blazon and the crown. Azure (blue) the lower one, representing the color of the sky and the sea of Fajardo. At center, the Coat of Arms of the village (villa) in natural colors.
Blas Delgado
, 14 April 2001

Recently, I passed by Fajardo while visiting nearby Ceiba. What was my surprise when I saw the flag of Fajardo floating in the city entrance, alongside the US and PR flags.  It has the central Coat of Arms inside a white square in the middle of the flag, similar to the former Duvalier's Haiti flag.  The Coat of Arms seems to be the same size as the up-to-now official flag.  The size of the white square is an approximation.
Blas Delgado, 2 September 2002

Coat of Arms

by Blas Delgado, 2 September 2002

The Coat of Arms is formed as a square with a rounded base and stamped at the top with a crown mural of three towers. It has for support, two dolphins and underneath the base a banner with the inscription "FAJARDO DE SANTIAGO". The blue represents the color of the sky and the sea of Puerto Rico. In a heraldic way the blue symbolizes the sapphire which stands for: justice, vigilance, recreation, fervor and loyalty of its citizens. The silver or white color symbolizes a pearl. It stands for: humility, innocence, happiness, purity, restraint, frankness, integrity, eloquence, fairness and victory (without shedding blood) from its enemies. The small sloop symbolizes the recreational navigation of the region. The seagulls in flight symbolize in marine heraldic: the providence, the aid and the prudence of being near to the coastal protection. The silver waves represent the waves of the sea. The border symbolizes protection and shelter of the villa. The color gule (red) symbolizes the ruby and stands for: bravery, nobility, intrepidity, joy, victory, generosity and honor. The shells symbolize the ones used by Santiago Apostle, who was the patron of the villa in its beginnings. The shells are eight, and represent the eight wards of Fajardo that are: Sardinera, Cabezas, Quebrada Vuelta, Demajagua, Río Arriba, Naranjo, Florencio and Quebrada Fajardo, that form part of the jurisdiction of the municipality. The mesh that covers the border symbolizes the fish net that the fishermen of the area use for producing a product that abounds more in this coast of the Island. The supports are illustrated by gold dolphins symbolizing the control that the people of that region exert over the sea and its fishing wealth.
Nelson Román, 9 August 2004