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Falcon State (Venezuela)

Estado Falcón

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I located Falcon State flag at <> . Coat of Arms at the same page. I have checked what is written on the red scroll but couldn't get more than "D*** y Federacion"
Jarig Bakker, 20 September 1999

The inscription is certainly Dios y Federacion, it could be Dias but that doesn't make sense.
Pascal Gross, 20 September 1999

In the coat of arms of Falco'n state do say it says "Dios y Federacio'n" (God and Federation), which is also the official slogan of the Venezuelan Republic. The Federal revolution begun in Coro, capital of Falco'n, in 1859, and the state owe its name to Marshall Juan Criso'stomo Falco'n, the victorious federal leader, first President of the former United States of Venezuela.
Pablo Acosta Ri'os, 21 July 2000

The Flag - Attributes and Semiology: Falco'n is one of the northwestern and coaster state of Venezuela and its flag consists of three horizontal stripes with the same size: the green one symbolizes faith, hope, friendship, service and respect; the yellow one represents magnanimity, nobility, riches, power, light, perseverance and wisdom; the blue one symbolizes justice, truth, loyalty, charity and beauty. The red color of the pennant symbolizes strength, victory, audacity, highness and artifice. The inscription DIOS Y FEDERACION (God and Federation) it is the motto of the liberal band on the Venezuelan War of the Federation, which exploded on February 20th, 1859 in the city of Coro, capital of the State. The stars, which represent the union of the twenty-five municipalities that conform the state, are image of the happiness and they symbolize greatness, truth, light, majesty, peace and prudence. Their white color represents purity, integrity, obedience, firmness, vigilance, eloquence and victory. The bird belongs to the group of natural figures that the Heraldry admits and generally is symbol of the active and the contemplative life also that they represent nimbleness, readiness and dexterity; but its characteristic meaning is the freedom. In this case it is a hawk and is a directly mention of Latin name of the State: Falcon
Historical Synthesis: Miss Marielys Isaura Oduber Camacho conceived the Falconian flag design. She was the winner of a concourse that was being convoked for the effects and that had an examining jury compound by remarkable historians of the Falcon State. It was hoisted for the first time on June 17th, 1997.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 24 November 2000

Coat of Arms

by Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 24 November 2000

The Falconian Coat of Arms is tierced per fess. The first quarter or chief is enameled in gules (red) and shows two golden thrones: the dexter one with a staff of command and the sinister one with a bishop's staff for indicate that the city of Coro, capital of the State, was where had its seat for the first time on the national territory so much the Spanish colonial government as the first Bishopric of Venezuela. The central quarter or fess, in Sky-blue, presents a marine landscape in which highlights a silver brig on which waves the National Flag to the dexter and a nascent sun from a series of "Me'danos" or the characteristic dunes of the Falconian geography that represents the arrival of the Generalissimo Francisco de Miranda, one of the most illustrious heroes of Venezuela -  to their costs on August 3rd, 1806: day when the sun of the American Freedom greeting from the Venezuelan ground the glorious Iris of the Homeland. The quarter of the base or inferior, in gold, shows a mountainous pick on sable (black) crowned by an silver eagle rising whose beack holds a golden banderole that brings inscribed the words DIOS Y FEDERACION (God and Federation) in sable (black) and whose claws subject a naked silver sword garnished of gold and decked out with another banderole of gold which presents the ephemeris "20 de Febrero de 1859" (February 20th, 1859), all that which symbolizes the Eagle of the Freedom that walks on triumph through the refulgent sky of the immortality the flashing sword of the Federal Cause, leaving from the summit of the symbolical Mount Aventino of the Venezuelan Federation. As External Ornaments appear the "war voice" ESTADO FALCON (Falcon State) like crest and how cimier an eleven stars constellation which remember as much the gentile one as the municipalities of this federal entity. To the dexter flank a nopal tree branch that represents the aridity of the Falconian plains and the sinister flank a coffee branch that remembers the fertility of its opulent mountainous landscape, which are connected under the base of the Coat of Arms by means of a pennant with the national colors where appears like mottoes the following ephemeris: to the center 5 de Julio de 1811(July 5th, 1811), date of the Signature of the Act of the Independence of Venezuela, as homage of gratitude to the memory of the eminent patricians to who the sacred inheritance of a free and independent Homeland is owed; to the dexter side, 24 de Marzo de 1864 (March 24th, 1864), date when the Decree by means of which was abolished forever the slavery in Venezuela was dictated and to the sinister side 18 de Agosto de 1863 (August 18th, 1863) date when was emitted the "Decreto de Garanti'as" (Ordinance of Guarantees) that is the highest summit in which highlights the magnanimity of the Venezuelan Federalism.
Sources: Los Si'mbolos Sagrados de la Nacio'n Venezolana (The Sacred Symbols of the Venezuelan Nation), Francisco Alejandro Vargas, 1981.
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 24 November 2000