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Rafael Urdaneta (Tachira, Venezuela)

Municipio Rafael Urdaneta, Delicia

Last modified: 2011-12-16 by zoltán horváth
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Overview

The flag of the Municipality of Rafael Urdaneta (capital: Delicias) in the State of Tachira, Venezuela, is probably horizontal with three stripes - blue, white and green, according to this sketch at <rafaelurdaneta-tachira.gob.ve>.
Valentin Poposki, 28 September 2006

Like the municipality of Urdaneta, located in the State of Lara, Rafael Urdaneta is named after a hero of the independence of Gran Colombia and Venezuela. General Rafael Urdaneta (1789-1845) was a brother-in-arms of Simon Bolívar, who appointed him Secretary of War in 1828. After Bolívar's death, he attempted to preserve the unity of Great Colombia, to no avail, and was forced to exile. After his return to Venezuela, President Soublette sent him as his envoy extraordinary to Europe in order to obtain the recognition of the new state of Venezuela. Urdaneta died in Paris, on his way to Madrid.
More complete biographical details can be read on <www.venezuelatuya.com> and <www.efemeridesvenezolanas.com>.
Ivan Sache, 16 December 2006


Coat of Arms


image from <rafaelurdaneta-tachira.gob.ve>