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Naranjito (Puerto Rico)

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by Thanh-Tâm Le, 28 January 1999

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This city of 28,000 inhabitants was founded on my -146th birthday, December 3, 1824. The flag has an orange background as a reference to the name of the town, whereas the green stripes represent the colour of the fields and mountains.
Thanh-Tâm Le, 28 January 1999

I do not know when this flag was designed or appproved , but doesn't its layout remind the Spanish 1793 Merchant flag?
Santiago Dotor , 28 January 1999

On <>, there is very clear image of flag . The flag there looks quite red, instead of yellow/yellowish red as on the image made by Thanh-Tâm Le.
Jarig Bakker, 3 Febuary 2000

Coat of Arms

by Nelson Román, 27 July 2004

From <>: "The cross in the first quarter is the cross of St. Michael, the patron saint of the town. The orb symbolises divine sovereignty and the lilies are the symbol of St. Anthony of Padua, the other local saint. The two bars are taken from the arms of the arms of the Guadiana family. The orange tree in the fourth quarter is canting, as the name of the town means 'small orange tree'."
Nelson Román, 8 July 2004

It consists of a red cross that is symbol of San Miguel de Arcángel, Patron of Naranjito. The globe with the cross symbolizes the power and sovereignty of God. The gold and red stripes that appear in the second and third quarters, constitute the primitive baton of the Guafiana lineage. The lily twigs are a tribute of San Antonio de Padua, confessor and doctor of the Church. The orange tree represents the small tree that gave the town's name, Naranjito. The crown is symbol of moral unit of the town.
Nelson Román, 27 July 2004

The saint patron is Archangel St. Michael. Naranjito has 3 important hills. The bigger hill is named Archangel St. Michael and is represented by the red cross alone because is the saint patron too . The second one is named Saint Christofer and it's represented by the globe with the cross that is a icon of this saint and this icon symbolizes the power and sovereignty of God. The white lily twigs (azucenas in spanish) are a attributeribute of San Antonio de Padua, confessor and doctor of the Church. The third important hill of Naranjito is named San Antonio de Padua.The white lily twigs is a traditional attribute to San Antonio de Padua.
Nelson Román, 28 July 2004