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Morovis (Puerto Rico)

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by Blas Delgado, 17 November 2004

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I located a flag at <>. This pueblo seems to be an important place to the Taino people (the original inhabitants of Boriken (Puerto Rico). Morovis, also known as 'La Isla menos Morovis' is in north central Puerto Rico, 35 km. southwest of San Juan. It was founded in 1818 and there are 26,516 inh.
Jarig Bakker , 2 Febuary 2000

Strange. 'La Isla menos Morovis' means 'The Island except Morovis'
Santiago Dotor, 3 Febuary 2000

Morovis - In a very curious arrangement, the eagle head in the flag is turned hoist-ward ("diestra" - to the right wing) 'in this case'. The eagle looks to its left wing in the shield. No explanation given to this unless we conclude that, in flag design, things should point to the hoist to indicate its obverse arrangement and to the fly in its reverse side.
Blas Delgado, 16 April 2001

Coat of Arms

by Nelson L. Román, 6 July 2004

From <>: "The eagle is the symbol of St. John evangelist and are canting for the founder of the town, Don Juan Evangelista Rivera. The four violins symbolise that the town is the main center of the production of the typical Puerto Rican violin. There are also many people playing these violins in the town. The escutcheon shows the arms of the Order of the Carmelites, and are a symbol for the St. Mary (La Virgen de Carmel), the patron saint of the town."
Nelson Román, 8 July 2004

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