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The flag of the
Municipality of Chaguaramas in the State of Guarico apears on the
municipal website at <chaguaramas-guarico.gov.ve>.
Valentin Poposki, 23 August 2006
The Municipality of Chaguaramas, in the State of Guarico, changes its flag on
23.07.2009. The full story (in Spanish),
photo of the
image of the flag.
Valentin Poposki, 18 July 2010
The municipal flag of Chaguaramas was selected on 23 July 2009 among 17
proposals submitted by the inhabitants of the municipality. The new flag was
officially presented on 24 July 2009 by the Municipal Council during the
celebration of the 226th anniversary of the birth of Simón Bolívar.
The flag, proposed by Gerardo Antonio Salazar (pseudonym, Ruperto Paz), the young curator of the municipal library, is quartered blue-green by a thin white saltire; in the middle, a yellow ring surrounds a landscape. The landscape is horizontally divided into two equal parts, with a light blue sky lit by a round yellow sun over a brown ploughed land. There is an arm holding a palm on the left and two high-standing palm trees on the right.
White symbolizes the eternity of the paths that converge into our municipality. Green represents the mountains, the vegetation and the palm groves. Blue represents the rivers that geographically delimit our municipality. Yellow represents abundancy and the past and present grain resources of the municipality.
The arm holding a palm is a reference to St. Lawrence, the patron saint of the municipality, the palm being here the symbol of the triumph of life over death. The municipality was founded as San Lorenzo de Chaguaramas. The two palm trees represent the origin of the name of the place, "chaguarama" meaning "a palm tree" in the Cumanagoto Indians' language. The noon sun symbolizes Chaguaramas as the stem of other villages of the State of Guárico, therefore its nickname, "La Abuela Predilecta" (The Preferred Grandmother).
The ploughed land represents the plant and cattle ressources of our municipality, which is one of the top producers of maize and sorgho of the country. The St. Andrew's Cross symbolizes the "Paths' Cross", linking together different villages, therefore the nickname of "La Encrucijada del Llano" (The Plains' Crossroads) given to Chaguaramas. The yellow ring surrounding the landscape symbolizes the protection
granted by the sun, our municipality being at the epicenter of the State of Guárico.
Ivan Sache, 25 July 2010
image from <chaguaramas-guarico.gov.ve>