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Cangrejo Island (Delta Amacuro,Venezuela)

Isla Cangrejo

Last modified: 2021-08-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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image by Guillermo T. Aveledo, 18 April 2003

Editorial note: There is no confirmation that this flag and coat of arms were officially adopted or even if those are in use. Until further confirmation. this flag and coat of arms should be regarded only as unofficial proposals.

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The Flag - Attributes and Semiology: Cangrejo (Crab) Island is located at the entrance of Orinoco River and is a part of Delta Amacuro State on the Orient of Venezuela. Its flag consists of a field with extra-official an approximate ratio 1:2 or two squares of length divided on two horizontal stripes: blue (superior) and green (inferior) completing the design a white triangle near the hoist. The white triangle alludes to the Purity of the Warao Ethnic Group: predominant inhabitants of the island. The blue stripe represent the sky and the green one remembers the magnificent vegetation of the region.
Historical Synthesis: It was created by Mr. Peter Ponce, inhabitant of Cangrejo Island.
Sources: Material provided by Mr. Peter Ponce, Webmaster of <>.
Until the moment of the redaction of this data Cangrejo Island have not a representative emblem.
Raul Orta, 30 April 2004

Coat of Arms

image by Peter Ponce, 27 October 2004

The coat of arms meaning: Inside is the scene from our coastal scenery composed of the Orinoco River, on the left a janoko (house built on stilts) where our local Warao Indians live. On the right is the Ojidu (Moriche palm tree), very abundant on this island. The two macaw birds are also in abundance in the island, the sun-down at the end of the Orinoco River and the entrance to the Atlantic Ocean. The coat of arms was designed by Peter Ponce and painted by Mr Paez Rodriguez, inhabitant of Cangrejo Island.
Peter Ponce, 27 October 2004