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Pucón commune (Chile)

Comuna de Pucón

Last modified: 2020-09-05 by randy young
Keywords: pucón | cautín | chile | región ix | volcano | lake villarrica |
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[Pucón commune flag]
image by Gerald Clyde Abella, 21 December 2016 [Contributed to FOTW Facebook]

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About the flag

Flag of Pucón, Chile.
Gerald Clyde Abella, 21 December 2016

The figure in the center represents the Villarrica volcano, which is located a few kilometers from the city of Pucón, and those lines under it are the waves of Lake Villarrica. Villarrica volcano is the most active of all South America and its original name is "rukapillan" (the dwelling of the devil).
Icho Urra Ponce, 21 December 2016

Unfortunately, no additional information was provided about the flag in the Facebook posts, including any sightings of the flag's use or official documentation of the flag's design. The design posted to FOTW's Facebook page shows a blue outline of a stylized mountain above two blue wavy lines, all centered on a white field. Stretching to both the hoist and the fly from the central design are five stripes of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red.
Randy Young, 30 July 2020

I share this photo about the use of the flag of Pucón that corresponds to 17 February 2020 where you can see the use of the communal flag with the colored stripes as can be seen in the news of this page: https://www.clave9.cl/2020/02/17/aseguran-que-pucon-es-el-epicentro-del-deporte-en-la-zona-lacustre/.

One of the first confirmations that I have is that the flag of Pucón with the volcano and the lake and without the lines, is the logo of the municipality as can be seen on its website: https://municipalidadpucon.cl/.

In this way, we can establish that there are three Pucón symbols that must be differentiated:
1) The Coat of Arms of the commune
2) The logo of the municipality (the flag with only the volcano and lake)
3) And the flag of the commune with the colored lines and hoisted in the typical places of the city (like a civil flag)
Steffan Giadach Axt, 31 July 2020

Incorrect Wikimedia version

[Incorrect Pucón commune flag]
image by Wikimedia user Jlechuga86, 31 March 2010

A similar, but different, design for the flag of Pucón exists on Wikipedia (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bandera_de_Pucón.svg). This design uses the same blue stylized mountain and wavy lines on white as the design posted on Facebook, but without the five rainbow stripes. The design was posted to Wikimedia by user Jlechuga86 on 31 March 2010, but there are no indications of the source of the design (e.g. if it was seen in public or derived from official documents).
Randy Young, 30 July 2020

Coat of arms

[Pucón municipal coat of arms]
image provided by Steffan Giadach Axt, 31 July 2020

Municipal logo

[Pucón municipal logo]
image provided by Steffan Giadach Axt, 31 July 2020


 
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