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San Francisco (Zulia, Venezuela)

Municipio San Francisco

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by Raul Orta, Olivier Touzeau, 09 March 2015

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The municipality of San Francisco in Zulia state (Venezuela) has become a city on february 26, 2015 and new symbols have been selected. In the new flag, the blue color represents Coquivacoa lake, red describes the spiritual strength of fighting people, orange connotes the warmth of the people of San Francisco, the wealth that abounds in its soil, and the yellow color represents the sunlight, on which is the bridge over the lake that connects San Francisco with the rest of the country.
The new flag can be seen in use here with another explanation of the colours (blue for the sky and red for the blood of the Batalla Naval del Lago).
Olivier Touzeau, 09 March 2015

Previous Flag

by Raul Orta, 8 Febuary 2003

San Francisco is a rural municipality, created 1995 on the outskirts of the city of Maracaibo in Zulia state, Venezuela, along Lake Maracaibo. On its homepage you can be found its flag at <>.
I gather the flag was designed by a 12-year old girl .Coat of Arms and info in Spanish at <>.
Jarig Bakker, 18 September 1999

Here is the translation of the information from the site:
"Through a school contest set up by the Town Mayor, 12-year-old student Astrid Fasciola designed the flag of San Francisco. Blue colour stands for the waterside setting of the city with respect to Maracaibo Lake; the great potential for industrial and commercial development, is represented by intense yellow; and the hopes put by San Francisco's inhabitants in agricultural activity as the manager of progress and growth is represented by green."
Santiago Dotor, 27 September 1999

Recently we had the occasion to be in International Airport "La Chinita" on jurisdiction of the Municipality, where I could appreciate directly and personally that the blue triangle ends in points and not in straight lines at superior and inferior parts of the hoist as reported before.
Raul Orta, 26 Febuary 2003

Previously Reported WRONG Flag

by Phil Nelson, 29 July 2000