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Carabobo State (Venezuela)

Estado Carabobo

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by Guillermo Aveledo, 3 October 1999

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The flag has, in the middle of the sun, the grey Arch of Carabobo, the monument for Venezuela's independence main battle (Battle of Carabobo, 24-06-1821). We did not obtain full independance through this, as it is often said: Puerto Cabello's siege, where we defeated the last units of the Metropolitan Spanish Army, was a year later. In any case, the Carabobo Arch stands at the height of the monument to this battle, and to the heroes of that day. It was built in 1821.
Source: 1981 edition of "Los Simbolos Sagrados de la Nacion Venezolana", by Francisco A. Vargas
Guillermo Aveledo
, 3 October 1999

The Carabobo State's Flag - Attributes and Meaning:
Carabobo is one of the northern, coaster and central states of Venezuela and its flag consists of five horizontal stripes with different sizes. The purple red fringes symbolizes the blood spilled by our Liberators on the field of the Battle of Carabobo, summit fact that sealed the Independence of Venezuela. The green fringes represent the immense capacity of agricultural and cattle production of the Carabobo State, as well as their enormous ecological potential, represented in their western valleys, their prairies and their mountains. The blue fringe remembers the access to the sea and the universality character of the federal entity. The yellow nascent sun, located between the center and the floating one of the flag separating the green fringes and arising of the blue fringe, it symbolizes the light that conquers the shades illuminating the steps that guide to all the Carabobenians toward their integral development. The Victorious Arch of Carabobo in gray inserts in the sun and seated on the blue fringe symbolizes the same essence of the identity of the inhabitants of the region and it commemorates the great gest which had place on its floor and consolidated the Venezuelan nationality.
The author of the Aragua State Flag is Miss Conchita Zamora Mota who won the concourse which was organized to design the flag in 1995.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 5 September 2000

A similiar but different flag of the state found at <>. I notice the green line stretches across the whole length compared to the image above.
J.J.Andersson, 25 March 2002

In relation to that report, we can say that the image above is trustworthy and takes like source an Official and Special Bulletin of the Secretary of Education of the Carabobo State sent to us by the Mrs. Aura of Rodríguez, General Director of the Carabobo State Government on July 28th, 1999.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 27 March 2002

Coat of Arms

by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 19 September 2000

The Carabobo State Coat of Arms - Attributes and Meaning:
The name of the Carabobo State is an homage to the Battle which sealed the Independence of Venezuela in 1821. The Carabobo State Coat of Arms presents an embroidered and barred field divided per fess in two quarters. The first quarter, above, represents a fortress surrounded by the sea and assaulted by infantry troops and of chivalry that remembers the Taking of Puerto Cabello, (Hair Port) one of the principal Venezuelan harbors on November 8th, 1823. The second quarter, below, shows a semblance of the Field of Carabobo, with a osugar cane plant at the dexter and another one of coffee to the sinister: the two more important agricultural products of the region. On the center, an attic and silvered column reminds that was ordered to erect by the Congress of Cucuta to commemorate the victory, which the Patriot Army reached in the Battle of Carabobo on June 24th, 1821, date inscribed on the pedestal. The bar of gold that divides the field in two quarters charges the Latin motto OCASSUS SERVITUTIS (Decline of the Servitude) for remember which with the Battle of Carabobo and the Taking of Puerto Cabello was sealed forever the emancipation of Venezuela. The nascent sun over the Shield how timmer, symbolizes the birth of the Republic and the Cornucopias that appear to its flanks, reminds the abundance of the Carabobenian ground. This coat of arms entered in validity by means of the "Law of the Coat of Arms and Seal of the Carabobo State" on December 12th, 1905.

- Los Si'mbolos Sagrados de la Nacio'n Venezolana (The Sacred Symbols of the Venezuelan Nation) by Francisco Alejandro Vargas, 1981.
- Special Bulletin of the Secretary of Education of the Carabobo State sent by the Mrs. Aura of Rodri'guez, General Director of the Carabobo State Government on July 28th, 1999.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo
, 19 September 2000

Reported WRONG Flags

from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 14 August 1999

In this image , the symbol within the sun is missing.
Jaume Olle', 15 August 1999

by Pablo Acosta Ríos, 3 October 2002

Carabobo flag at <> appears with purple background.
Pablo Acosta Ríos, 3 October 2002