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Palmares (Alajuela, Costa Rica)

Cantón de Palmares

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Palmares is the name of a canton in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 38.06 kmē, and has a population of 31,608. The capital city of the canton is also called Palmares.
The canton encompasses a circular area with the city of Palmares at its center. The Montes de Aguacate (Avocado Mountains) establish the boundary on the canton's southwestern edge and the Río Grande delineates the boundary on its north and northeast sides.
The canton of Palmares is subdivided into 7 distritos (districts).
Palmares Centro
Buenos Aires
Granja" - from Wikipedia


The flag (very small image) can be seen on canton's website.
Sources: wikipedia, canton's website.
Valentin Poposki, 8 April 2009

The flag of the municipality was approved in Ordinary Session No. 123 of September 6, 2004. The project of flag was presented by Mr. Erick Vargas Vega.

Interpretation of the flag of Palmares:
- the white color symbolizes a jovial and peaceful people.
- the blood red color symbolizes a developing canton, with progress and hard work, forging his own destiny.
- two crosses are complementing each other in the lower and upper hoist: The first cross represents the passage of Jesus in this world, the second cross represents the four cardinal points.
- the 7 white stars 7 represent the seven districts of the canton.
- the official shield of the canton is on the fly of the flag.
Olivier Touzeau, 6 March 2017

Coat of Arms

image contributed by Fred Drews, 23 March 2006