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Flag of Haría - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 October 2010, after a photo of the Town Hall taken in April 2010 by Maren H. Ball
The flag of Haría is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 11 April 1994 by the Government of the Canary Islands
and published on 23 September 1994 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 117, pp. 6,969-6,970 (text).
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Rectangular flag with proportions 2:3, divided in four horizontal stripes, from top to bottom, white, yellow, green and white, the upper stripe of height one half of the hoist and the other stripes of height one sixth of the hoist each [3:1:1:1]. Along the hoist is placed a cyan blue right-angled triangle, its right angle being located on the borderline between the yellow and green stripes. In the middle of the panel is placed the municipal coat of arms, its lower boder being placed on the aforementiond borderline.
The coat of arms of Haría is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 15 March 1994 by the Government of the Canary Islands
and published on 27 April 1994 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 52, p. 2,461 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1a. Argent a palm tree proper surrounded dexter and sinister by another eight palm trees per pale, 1b. Vert (green) a book proper ensigned with a sun or, 2. Or a volcano purpure over waves azure (blue) and argent overall a windrose, a bordure gules (red) charged with four shrimps argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.
The Decree was subsequently corrected on 23 September 1994 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 117, pp. 6,968-6,969 (text). The description was left unchanged but the drawing was corrected, removing the two palms flanking the shield, rejected on 7 February 1994 by the Heralrdy Commission.
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), the palm trees symbolize the village and its eight settlement cores. The book and the sun symbolize its inhabitants' urge for knowledge. The volcano symbolizes Montaña de la Corona. The compass rose symbolizes the municipality's location, at the island's northern end. The shrimp is an endemic blind species, living only in a small lake in the Los Verdes cave, which is connected by the volcanic tube Jameos del Agua to the volcano and the sea.
Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 15 October 2010