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Bío Bío region (Chile)

Región VIII del Bío-Bío

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Keywords: viii | bío bío | los ángeles | rojas (santiago patricio castro) | ox | eagles: 8 | eagle (white) | coat of arms: bordure | crown: mural (golden) | lightning flash | ox (red) | waves (2) | waves (3) | waves (6) |
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Los Ángeles municipality

[Los Ángeles flag]
by António Martins, 05 Dec 2002

At http://www.losangeles.cl/comunidad/historia/bandera.htm it is said that the flag was created by 16 year old Santiago Patricio Castro Rojas, winner of a design competition held in April 1975. The flag was approved the following month by municipal decree of Mayor Mario Ríos Santander. (The flag designer died suddenly at the age of 20; the flag he created is visible on his tombstone.) The flag is spanish style triband of green, white, and green, though the text at http://www.losangeles.cl/comunidad/historia/bandera.htm doesnʼt specify precisely the relative width of the middle stripe — it's just «wider» («más ancha») than the others. The ratio is not mentioned, but the image on line is roughly 2:3. The coat of arms is set on the middle of the white stripe, its height slightly larger than 1/3rd of the flagʼs height.
António Martins, 05 Dec 2002

Coat of arms detail

[Los Ángeles arms]
by António Martins, 05 Dec 2002

Arms: Argent, an ox gules between two bars wavy azure, each charged with two barrulets wavy argent, in chief three lightning flashes gules crossed, one in fess and two per saltire; the whole within a border azure charged with eight eagles displayed argent. (The birds could also be called eaglets, since theyʼre so small.)
Mike Oettle, 06 Dec 2002

The meaning of these arms is as follows:

António Martins, 05 Dec 2002 (quoting from http://www.losangeles.cl/comunidad/historia/bandera.htm)

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