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by Jens Pattke, 5 August 2004
Attributes and Semiology: According the consulted source, consists in three stripes: Sky-blue, gilded and tenuous Violet (lily). Completes the design the image of a lady accompanied by the word "VALERA" to the center on the gilded stripe and the Municipal Coat of Arms to the canton on the sky- blue stripe. The sky-blue symbolizes balance, faith, happiness, divine force and the Valerian sky being reflected on the waters that run by the drains and fountains which spilled on Momboy river located in the middle of the valley where was born Doctor and Colonel Antonio Nicolas Briceño, hero of the Independence of Venezuela, on April 29th,1782 in "La Concepción" (The Conception) estate located on Mendoza Parish of this Municipality. The gilded stripe alludes to the crucible of pure gold assayed in intelligence, illumination, wisdom, constance, dedication, work and prosperity for the inhabitants of the locality, who day to day make an effort by its development; on the one hand and by the other, reminds the wealth produced by the fertile ground of the Municipality thanks to the hard task which the humble farmer makes for obtain optimal agricultural products. The violet stripe indicates mercy, simplicity, humility, solidarity, candor and honor. The image remembers the distinguished and noble matron Doña Mercedes Diaz de Terán, who donate part of its property "Santa Rita" (Saint Rita) for the construction of the church and then town of Valera, whose name also appears inscribed for emphasize the name of the current city and for demonstrate the importance of its past, present and future. The Municipal Coat of Arms on the canton is the reaffirmation of the identity and values of the Municipality. It's necessary to mention that the preceding image is a basic reconstruction of the design previously described.
Historical Synthesis: Until the moment of the redaction of this file is not available data about the origin and official adoption of this flag.
Coat of Arms - Attributes: According to the description obtained of the consulted source, consist in a field divided per fess, the chief per pale. The Dexter Quarter of the Chief shows an old colonial house. The Sinister Quarter of the Chief presents a caduceus. The Quarter of the Base shows a landscape where rebounds seven hills, a river, a prairie and a sugar cane plantation. Over all, an escutcheon charged with a hammer, an anvil, a pen and a compass. As external ornament, the blazon shows a pennant that loads the ephemeris "1818" and "1820". It necessary to mention that the consulted source doesn't present some image of this Coat of Arms.
Semiology: The First Quarter emphasizes the historical house denominated "Carmania" which belonged to the Patriot and Illustrious Saint Francisco Antonio Rosario, native of Trujillo but adoptive son of Mendoza where he lived and died on July 31st, 1847: place which El Libertador Simón Bolivar used for rest in his trips through Venezuelan Andes. The Second Quarter presents a caduceus, emblem of Mercury, the Medicine and Commerce, with which it wishes to emphasize the importance of the last one in the happening of the locality. The Third Quarter alludes to the local geography whose landmarks are the valleys, the mountains and the sowing grounds watered by Momboy river. In the escutcheon, the anvil and the hammer symbolizes the work, whereas the pen and the compass alludes to the culture and the spiritual duty. The pennant raises the more important historical dates of the Municipality.
Historical Synthesis: It was created by Dr. Pedro Emilio Carrillo
Sources: Web Sire Mayorship of Valera at <www.municipiovalera.gov.ve>, located by Pablo Acosta Ríos, 31 July 2003.
Raul Orta, 26 May 2004