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 a la bandera Mientras, el Gobernador le cierra las puertas a 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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