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Tuineje (Municipality, Canary Islands, Spain)

Last modified: 2015-03-07 by ivan sache
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[Municipal flag]

Flag of Tuineje, as seen on 4 February 2014 on the Town Hall - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 February 2014


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Symbols of Tuineje

The flag of Tuineje is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 24 July 1991 by the Government of the Canary Islands and published on 12 August 1991 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 106, p. 4,975 (text). The flag was validated by the Heraldry Commission of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands.
The flag is described as follows:

Flag: Rectangular in proportions 2:3 (one and a half time wider than high), vertically tierced blue-white-blue. In the middle of the panel is placed the municipal coat of arms

The flag in actual use has proportions 1:2.

The coat of arms of Tuineje is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 7 March 1991 by the Government of the Canary Islands and published on 20 March 1991 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 36, pp. 1,371-1,372 (text). The coat of arms was validated by the Heraldry Commission of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Island and by the Royal Academy of History.
The coat of arms is described as follows:

Coat of arms:. Azure a mount or charged with a camel proper over waves. A bordure gules five pairs of rifles and tridents per saltire . The shield surmounted by a Royal Spanish crown.

According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), the mount is Mt. Tamacite, the most prominent mountain in the local landscape. The camel recalls the importance of this animal all along the history of the island, being used as a draught animal, as a means of transportation and during the defence of the island against pirates. The waves symbolize the seashore and tourism. The five pairs if weapons on the bordure represent the five battles of liberation fought in 1740 against successive British expeditions. The superimpositions of the trident, a local weapon, to the rifle, symbolize the victory of the locals over the foreigners.

Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 13 February 2014


 
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