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Canovanas (Puerto Rico)


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by Blas Delgado Ortiz and Juan Colon de Jesus, 23 June 2001

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Canóvanas - The flag derives its design, the yellow and purple colors and symbolism from the municipal Coat of Arms.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 6 April 2001

Above is the official and correct flag of the Municipality of Canovanas.
Juan Colon de Jesus, 21 June 2001

Repored Flag

by Blas Delgado

I found the flag of Canóvanas at site (defuncr). This pueblo is east of Carolina in Carolina district. The flag is simple horizontally BYB with something in the middle. It could be a crown, as shown in the image at the Lexjuris site , where the description of the flag has the CoA in the center of the flag. There is also another flag with a crown at as could be seen here.
Jarig Bakker, 27 January 2000

Coat of Arms

by Nelson Román, 21 July 2004

The colors gold and violet taken from the banner of the "Hijos y Amigos Ausentes de Canóvanas" (Absent
Children and Friends of Canóvanas). The crown (castle) symbolizing municipality. The broken chain symbolizing the discontinuation of Canóvanas as a district of Loíza. The crown in the center symbolizing and recalling the supreme hierarchy of the Cacique Canobaná. The laurels indicatiing the 23 consecutive wins (one leaf for each win) of the "Loíza Indians" basketball team, establishing a record in Puerto Rico. The basket in the middle of the leaves represents the team and its accomplishments. The rising sun and its 16 rays of light indicating the sprouting of a new municipality in Puerto Rico and the number of the incumbent mayors, respectively, before Canóvanas was separated from Loíza. The inscription in the banner recalls: the name of the Cacique and the dates of the installation of the municipal seat of Loíza in Canóvanas, November 30, 1909; and its creation August 15, 1970, as described by "Necove", author of the book "El Escudo de un Pueblo" (Shield of a Town).
Nelson Román, 21 July 2004