Category: Flags

San Juan Coat of Arms

San Juan, from San Juan Bautista “Saint John the Bap­tist ”) is the cap­i­tal and largest munic­i­pal­i­ty in Puer­to Rico. San Juan was found­ed by Span­ish colonists in 1521, who called it Ciu­dad de Puer­to Rico (“Rich Port City”). Sev­er­al his­tor­i­cal build­ings are locat­ed in San Juan; among the most notable are the city’s for­mer defen­sive forts, Fort San Felipe del Mor­ro and Fort San Cristo­bál, and La For­t­aleza, the old­est exec­u­tive man­sion in con­tin­u­ous use in the Amer­i­c­as.). Today, San Juan serves as one of Puer­to Rico’s most impor­tant sea­ports, and is the island’s man­u­fac­tur­ing, finan­cial, cul­tur­al, and...

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Ponce Coat of Arms

Ponce is both a city and a munic­i­pal­i­ty in south­ern part of Puer­to Rico. The city is the seat of the munic­i­pal gov­ern­ment. The City of Ponce is the sec­ond largest city in Puer­to Rico out­side of the San Juan met­ro­pol­i­tan area, and is named after Juan Ponce de Leon y Loayza, the great-grand­son of Span­ish con­quis­ta­dor Juan Ponce de Leon. Ponce is often referred to as La Per­la del Sur (The Pearl of the South), La Ciu­dad Seño­r­i­al (The Noble City), and La Ciu­dad de las Quenepas (Genip City). The city of Ponce serves as the gov­ern­men­tal seat...

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Flags

The ori­gins of the cur­rent Flag of Puer­to Rico can be traced to 1868, when the first Puer­to Rican flag was con­ceived by Dr. Ramon Eme­te­rio Betances and embroi­dered by Mar­i­ana “Bra­zos de Oro” Bracetti. On the Sep­tem­ber 23, 1868, the flag, which lat­er became known as “The Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Flag of Lares” and is now the offi­cial flag of the Munic­i­pal­i­ty of Lares, Puer­to Rico, was pro­claimed the nation­al flag of the “Repub­lic of Puer­to Rico” by Fran­cis­co Rami­rez Med­i­na, who was sworn in as Puer­to Rico’s first pres­i­dent, dur­ing the short lived Puer­to Rican revolt against Span­ish rule...

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Flag

Representante defiende proyecto para cambiar color à la bandera Mien­tras, el Gob­er­nador le cier­ra las puer­tas à la medi­da Por Ser­vi­cios com­bi­na­dos El rep­re­sen­tante Luis TatoLeon Rodri­guez ase­guro que la pieza leg­isla­ti­va declaran­do ofi­cial el col­or azul oscuro en el triag¡ngulo de la ban­dera puer­tor­riqueña lo que bus­ca es sal­va­guardar la inte­gri­dad del si­mbolo patrio. Leon Rodri­guez, en una con­fer­en­cia de pren­sa en su ofic­i­na de dis­tri­to en Ponce, seña­lo que el azul celeste, tam­bi­en usa­do en algu­nas ban­deras, es equiv­o­ca­do, porque el col­or de la ban­dera lo que bus­ca es rep­re­sen­tar al mar. El azul celeste no guar­da...

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