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by Pascal Gross, 4 February 2005
THE FLAG - Attributes and Semiology - Consists on a field with approximate ratio 2:3; this is, square and half of length horizontally divided in three stripes: the upper one sky blue and the lower one dark blue, both with width equivalent to 2/5 parts of the one of the field, whereas the rest fifth in the middle of both of it is light green. Completes the design a dark blue triangle reinforced with four fimbriations in angle with the colors white, yellow, light brown and black; the light green map of the State on the center of the dark blue triangle and four white five-pointed stars disposed in arc of circumference with the convexity upwards on the celestial blue stripe. Sky blue represents the Deltaic sky where the hope covers and protects the aspirations of the inhabitants of the region, inspiring the force to raise their spirit and to overcome the difficulties that can limit the harmonic and deserved development of the state. The stars symbolizes the four municipalities which conform the state and are white for remember the peace, the harmony, the spiritual tranquility and the bonanza necessaries for the well-being of the Deltaic community. Dark blue represents the extraordinary hydrographic extension of the State: its multiple fluvial routes and the volume of the numerous sewers which the Father river, the Orinoco, scatters with its innumerable arms over the region. Clear green alludes to the vegetation of the State alerting to contemporary man about rational exploding of palmito (a product obtained from the palm tree on the region), the forest resources, the preservation of the flora and fauna of the delicate regional ecosystem and also represents the farming production and whatever make it possible: the Deltaic producers. The triangle remembers the mouth of Orinoco river spilling its waters on the Atlantic Ocean through countless sewers and symbolizes the fourth letter of Greek alphabet, which alludes properly to the name of the State also represented by means of its territorial profile. With regards to the fimbriations its possible to mention that the white one symbolizes the combination of all the colors of solar spectrum and is a tribute to the discoverers of the Delta who with the pass of the time were based there and mixed themselves to found Tucupita giving origin to the settlers of the region, emphasizing its friendly and kind purity; the yellow one represents the mineral wealth of the region and the reflex of the sun that is forms on its aquatic surface in the dusks; clear brown one alludes to the fertility of the ground and the skins tone of the ethnic group Warao, ancestral inhabitants of the region with all its important presence and cultural legacy; the black symbolizes the oil, gas and carboniferous wealth of Delta Amacuro.
- Historical Synthesis - Created by Miss Maria Tivisay Marcano Valderrey as result of the contest organized to the effect by the Government of the State summoned on June 18th, 2004 and realized on September 14th, that year, it was officially established by the Legislative Council on the Partial Reformation of the Law of Symbols of Delta Amacuro State dated on October 14th, 2004.
Sources: Partial Reformation of the Law of Symbols of the Delta Amacuro State", provided by Lieutenant Colonel (Aviation) Jose E. Chávez Mayora, Chief of Military Circumscription of Delta Amacuro State on February 2nd, 2005. COAT OF ARMS - Attributes - The Deltaic Coat of Arms presents a compound shape filled in Or and divided per bend. The Sinister Quarter of the Chief enameled in Azure (blue), shows a six pointed star in Or (yellow). The Dexter Quarter of the Base enameled in Argent (silver) shows a natural landscape. Over all, a Bend in Gules (red) filleted in Argent above and with a Cord in Or (yellow) below charges a caduceus in its color. As external ornaments appears an image of El Libertador Simón Bolívar on the center of a golden garland with rays as crest; two tenants: an aboriginal man at the dexter and the Liberty goddess at sinister sustained by a pedestal which sustains too a stylized amphora in Or charged with fruit and vegetables and a Vert (green) pennant which lace a laurel branch to the dexter and another one of olive tree to the sinister showing as motto the inscription LA PAZ EN LA FEDERACIÓN (THE PEACE IN THE FEDERATION) in Sable (black) gothic capital letters.
- Semiology - The First Quarter remembers to the sky of the region with a star which simultaneously represents the morning star and the sun that arises by East, indicating that Delta Amacuro is the Eastern region of Venezuela. The Second Quarter in Argent shows mountains which represent last spurs of Imataca Ridge pertaining to the Guayanian Shield or Bulk: the only ones on the state; in addition, appears a cloud whose formation is product of a surface of hygrometric and thermal discontinuity, characteristic of the zone. The Bend in Gules with fillet of Silver above and cord in Or below presents a caduceus which heraldically symbolizes the power (sceptre), the prudence (snakes) and the activity (wings) in addition to being emblem of commerce and in this particular case, represents the commercial, industrial and economic future of Delta Amacuro Delta. The image of Simón Bolivar El Libertador in the middle of a laurels crown and a aureole that reminds the Sun of the Freedom alludes to his triumph over the Royalist Forces quartered in Province of Guayana and their exit of the Deltas castles that will give beginning to the definitive independence of Venezuela. The aboriginal man dressed with his conventional clothes and weapons represents the first inhabitants of Delta Amacuro: their greatness, hierarchy and power whereas the precious stones on his feet symbolizes the Deltaic wealth. The Freedom Goddess represents sovereign Venezuela and its intimate union with Delta Amacuro: the command baton that carries in her dexter reminds the protection that the Nation offers to this part of its territory. The pedestal consists of a plank: first form of navigation used by the natives of the region, from which leaves pennants in Or which converges in a streamlined amphora charged with coffee, cocoa and maize: agricultural products of the state. The laurel branch alludes to Bolivars triumph of Casacoima with which the Royalist presence in Guayana was annulled and the olive tree branch remembers the wisdom, peace and glory that presides over a promising and shinning future for the region. The motto remembers the calmness, the tranquility, the concord and the bonanza in the state and the enamel of the pennant (vert) alludes to the verdure of its forests, fertility of its ground, the hope, the abundance and the freedom.
- Historical Synthesis - Until the moment of the redaction of this report, is not available data about the origin and official adoption of this Coat of Arms. However, its seems probable that in a time it was the one of Bolivar State, assigning it to then Federal Territory and today Delta Amacuro Statel territory when it was converted in a separated geopolitical entity on 1901. Sources: Website Gobierno de Venezuela (Government of Venezuela). Partial Reformation of the Law of Symbols of the Delta Amacuro State", provided by Lieutenant Colonel (Aviation) Jose E. Chávez Mayora, Chief of Military Circumscription of Delta Amacuro State on February 2nd, 2005.
Raul Orta, 4 Feruary 2004
The website "La casa de las banderas" shows a different version for the flag of Delta Amacuro at <www.lacasadelasbanderas.com>.
The differences are: - The shape of the map - Addition of the coat of arms besides the stars
How reliable is this version?
Raul Orta, 22 Feruary 2004
by Raul Orta, 4 Feruary 2004
The Coat of Arms are at <www.a-venezuela.com> with himno and state tree. Delta Amacuro was declared a State during this decade. Formerly it was a Federal Territory.
Jarig Bakker, 18 September 1999 and Guillermo Aveledo, 28 September 1999