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by Thanh-Tam Le', 12 Febuary 2000
This city of 33,961 inhabitants was founded in 1795, but
apparently it waited until 1804 before it became a city. The flag
draws its inspiration from the Coat of Arms.
The city shield can be placed at the centre . It is not clearly
specified whether the symbolism of the colours is the same as on
the Coat of Arms. Corozal is in north central
Thanh-Tâm Le', 12 January 1999
Corozal - As it is proposed by the solicitants, the city flag,
inspired in the same shield, may consists of three horizontal
stripes of equal width, yellow the upper one, green the middle
one, and blue the lower one, the center stripe might have the
city blazon embroidered or printed on it. The flag proportions
would be 2 units high per 3 units long.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 9 April 2001
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 16 November 2004
This flag is at pueblos-de-puertorico.com site (defunct) . The
top flag has been giffed by Thanh-Tâm Le' from Lexjuris site.
I assume that the flag can be exhibited as a plain tricolor, as
well as with the Coat of Arms in the center.
Jarig Bakker, 30 January 2000
by Nelson Román, 27 July 2004
On a gold background three Corozo Palms, with clusters in
their original color, planted on a green landscape and in front
of a mountain range. At the bottom, blue and silver water waves
sprinkled with gold nuggets. The three towercrown is gold with
black stones. The Corozo Palms represent the name of the town and
its river, whose margins were populated with these palms. The
mountains represent the high and striking mountains of Corozal.
The waves represent the Corozal River and gold nuggets, metal
that until recently was panned in its riviera. The gold
background of the Coat of Arms is symbol of hard labor and also
alludes to the gold of Corozal, so appreciated long ago for its
purity. The crown is a emblem used to designate cities and towns.
Nelson Román, 27 July 2004
The albumen of the grains of the corozo palm is made of a
white, hard matter used to make buttons. The matter is called
simply corozo or vegetal ivory. The botanical name of the palm is
Phytelephas, litt. elephant plant.
Ivan Sache, 28 July 2004
The name comes from the word corojo or corozo
("Corozo", "Corojo", "Tagua", or
"Vegetal Ivory"), these are the fruits of a palm, (phytelephas
macrocarpa) that reaches a height of five to six meters and
grows in humid places which are used to confection bottons and
Nelson Román, 28 July 2004