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Vega Baja (Puerto Rico)

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by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 21 October 2002

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This city of 58,124 inhabitants was founded in 1776. The green and yellow colors are traditionally used in the town during civil, sports and cultural activities. The stripe refers to the valley ("vega" in Spanish -- a large fertile valley) and the river.
Thanh-Tâm Le, 4 Febuary 1999

The flag from (defunct) site has a broader green diagonal than the one at lexjuris site . The diagonal stands for the (Vega?) river. Vega Baja is in north central Puerto Rico, 30 km west of San Juan; Nickname Melao - Melao.
Jarig Bakker, 5 Febuary 2000

For some time there was a discussion about the true width of the green diagonal band of the Vega Baja flag.  Certainly it is wider than the Previously Reported Flag. A Vega Baja website at <> confirms this fact, and some friends and I have corroborated that the following image accurately reflects the band width:
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 21 October 2002

Previously Reported Flag

by Thanh-Tâm Le, 4 Febuary 1999

Coat of Arms

by Nelson Román, 16 June 2004