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Corozal (Puerto Rico)

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by Thanh-Tam Le', 12 Febuary 2000

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This city of 33,961 inhabitants was founded in 1795, but apparently it waited until 1804 before it became a city. The flag draws its inspiration from the Coat of Arms. The city shield can be placed at the centre . It is not clearly specified whether the symbolism of the colours is the same as on the Coat of Arms. Corozal is in north central Puerto Rico
Thanh-Tâm Le', 12 January 1999

Corozal - As it is proposed by the solicitants, the city flag, inspired in the same shield, may consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width, yellow the upper one, green the middle one, and blue the lower one, the center stripe might have the city blazon embroidered or printed on it. The flag proportions would be 2 units high per 3 units long.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 9 April 2001

Variant with the Coat of Arms

by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 16 November 2004

This flag is at site (defunct) . The top flag has been giffed by Thanh-Tâm Le' from Lexjuris site. I assume that the flag can be exhibited as a plain tricolor, as well as with the Coat of Arms in the center.
Jarig Bakker, 30 January 2000

Coat of Arms

by Nelson Román, 27 July 2004

On a gold background three Corozo Palms, with clusters in their original color, planted on a green landscape and in front of a mountain range. At the bottom, blue and silver water waves sprinkled with gold nuggets. The three towercrown is gold with black stones. The Corozo Palms represent the name of the town and its river, whose margins were populated with these palms. The mountains represent the high and striking mountains of Corozal. The waves represent the Corozal River and gold nuggets, metal that until recently was panned in its riviera. The gold background of the Coat of Arms is symbol of hard labor and also alludes to the gold of Corozal, so appreciated long ago for its purity. The crown is a emblem used to designate cities and towns.
Nelson Román, 27 July 2004

The albumen of the grains of the corozo palm is made of a white, hard matter used to make buttons. The matter is called simply corozo or vegetal ivory. The botanical name of the palm is Phytelephas, litt. elephant plant.
Ivan Sache, 28 July 2004

The name comes from the word corojo or corozo ("Corozo", "Corojo", "Tagua", or "Vegetal Ivory"), these are the fruits of a palm, (phytelephas macrocarpa) that reaches a height of five to six meters and grows in humid places which are used to confection bottons and others crafts
Nelson Román, 28 July 2004