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Flag of Granadilla de Abona - Images by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 May 2008
Top, as used; bottom, as prescribed
The flag of Granadilla de Abona is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 3 January 1997 by the Government of the Canary Islands and published on 26 February 1997 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 27, pp. 2,191-2,192 (text). The flag was validated by the Heraldry Commission of the Autonomous Community of Canary Islands.
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Made of three equal horizontal stripes, red, white and red. In the middle of the panel, over the white stripe, is placed the municipal coat of arms.
The coat of arms of Granadilla de Abona is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 2 March 1995 by the Government of the Canary Islands and published on 17 March 1995 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 33, pp. 1,759-1,760 (text). The coat of arms was validated by the Heraldry Commission of the Autonomous Community of Canary Islands.
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Azure in chief a circle of ten stones proper surmounted by a primitive crown or and two spears (añepas) proper in base a three-masted nave of the 16th century.On the main mast a pennant inscribed "Victoria". A bordure gules ten pomegranates or. The shield surmounted by a Royal crown closed.
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), the ship represents the Santa María de la Victoria, the flagship of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition that moored in 1525 in Puerto de Roja (today, El Médano).
The stone circles, the spears and the old crown represents Abona, one of the nine kingdoms (menceyatos) that divided Tenerife in the pre-Hispanic times.
The pomegranates (granadas) in the bordure are a reference to the municipality's name, which appears to be based on the Andalusian town of Granada; the 12 pomegranates represent the settlements forming the municipality.
The flag in actual use has the stripes in proportions 1:2:1. The reverse of the flag has no coat of arms. The red shade is very dark (pomegranate red).
Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 23 August 2008
Flag of Granadilla de Abona, as seen on 30 January 2007 in the Santa Cruz Military Museum - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 April 2007
The flag of Granadilla de Abona shown in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Military Museum is horizontally divided purple-pink-purple with the municipal coat of arms in the middle.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 April 2007