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Moca (Puerto Rico)

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by Thanh-Tam Le, 12 Febuary 2000

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Here is an image from site (defunct) . Moca is in Aguadilla district, northwest Puerto Rico
Jarig Bakker, 2 Febuary 2000

Moca, which is almost identical to Rincón , is the one with eleven stars.
Blas Delgado , 6 Febuary 2000

Moca - The purple color represents the Moca tree flower. The eleven stars stands for the eleven 'barrios' and the central star stands for the urban zone.
Blas Delgado, 16 April 2001

Designed by the mocano painter Augusto Hernández at the request of the Bicentennial Pro Commemoration Society of Moca. The Pro Bicentennial Society approved the design on the 10th of February of 1972. The Municipal Assembly adopted the flag officially the 19th of February of 1972, and on June 22nd -Day of the Bicentennial- the flag was presented to the town with the Coat of Arms based on the original and prepared in wood by the mocano painter Valentín Pérez. It has oblong form. Divided in a silver-plated field and blue sky united by a purple rhombus (diamond shape), the color of the Moca flower. The rhombus has within religious symbolisms. The rhombus is surrounded, in its inferior part, by two branches of the Moca tree; in its superior part, an arc of eleven silver-plated five-point stars and simbolizing the eleven wards when Moca was founded. Moca Municipality si symbolized by gold five-point star. Within the rhombus is a gold monogram (of the Virgin Mary) topped by a Christian crown of the same metal. A silver-lined crown in form of a three-tower castle crowns the shield. On the frontal portion of the crown, carved in gold, the word Moca. The stones of the castle are lined in blue. The doors and windows are purple.
Nelson Román, 12 July 2004


by Blas Delgado

According to Blas Delgado image, the stars are not rotated. I do not know whether they should be rotated stars .
Thanh-Tam Le , 17 Febuary 2000

Coat of Arms

by Nelson Román, 12 July 2004