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Flag of city and department of Lima
(coat of arms is not always used).
Jan-Patrick Fischer, 15 Mar 2001
In our archives there are two Lima flags, the city proper, and the
Metropolitan city flag, this last one a vertical
copperish banner that might looks like a deep burned yellow. The city
flag resembles a yellow-tan.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 03 Jul 2002
18 January 2006, the celebration of the 471st anniversary of the Spanish
foundation of Lima by Francisco Pizarro shall include an allegoric parade,
flag hoisting, official sessions and a mass celebrated in the Basilical
Cathedral.Flags will be hoisted by the local municipal authorities on the
Parade Ground (Plaza de Armas). The Mayor of Lima, Luis Castañeda
Lossio, will hoist the national flag; Regidor
Walter Menchola will hoist lo propio with the city pennant (I
don’t understand what “lo propio” is) and Regidora
Marcia Montero will hoist the same with the Tahuantinsuyo
Ivan Sache, 20 Jan 2006
There is an important source from the official government of the city of
Lima in which they describe the origin of the coat of arms and the flag, located
Esteban Rivera, 12 Jan 2008
This book, Orígen de los símbolos patrios by Marcos Garfias Dávila is about Peruvian national symbols
(about the flag p.27-56); it doesn’t seem to give
any relevant information about the Lima city flag or arms, apart from a b/w
depiction on the cover, which matches more or less Jaume’s images about
the overall design and Miguel’s in the relative lengths of the star arms
on the shield.
António Martins, 13 Jan 2008
The past president of the Chesapeake Bay Flag
Association, whose name escapes my mind at the moment, displayed an
eight-striped rainbow flag before a meeting last
year which he purchased in Peru. It was specifically pointed out that it was
different than the Gay Pride flag. He claimed it to be
the flag of Lima.
Steve Kramer, 23 Mar 1998
Absoltely wrong. I received some weeks ago several photos and written
information from the Alcalde (Mayor) of Lima: the city flag (and also
the municipal council of Lima) is not multicolored, but
monocolored dark yellow, with shield. That flag of eight stripes is a quishwa
aymara flag, the flag of the Inca.
Jaume Ollé, 21, 23 and 24 Mar 1998
This is likely to be a misattribution, confusing Lima for
Cusco, which indeed has a rainbow flag, even if
with seven, not eight stripes.
António Martins, 23 Jun 2010
I suspect that exist two banners: one for the city
and other for the province or metropolitan municipality. The Lima government
posted me some months ago several photos with Lima city flag and Lima province
banner, and common arms. They don’t mention a banner for the city (neither
a flag for the province) but is frequently in Latin America. The Lima city flag
is more clear (dark yellow or light ochre) that the provincial banner (redish
ochre). The banner of Lima city must be then dark yellow or light ochre.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 1999
The banner in which the Lima’s coat of arms is displayed is gold
(yellow), following a very old heraldic use.
Miguel Gómez-Arboccó, 09 Aug 1999
A vertical swallowtail in a colour close to dark yellow with the
greater arms of Lima centered in the solid portion.
Jorge Candeias, 13 Aug 1999
A wonderful golden flag with the splendid colonial coat of arms that Queen Juana I and King Carlos I gave to the then called Ciudad de los Reyes (City of the Kings). José Luis de Cuenca Orbegoso, Jul 2002
When I visited Lima in April 2002, I saw Lima’s flag of dark yellow
many times. I am not sure they substitute dark yellow for golden flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 03 Jul 2002
A photo showing the flag of the District of Independencia in
Department of Lima is shown
its webpage. Yellow flag with district logo in the center, which
bears name above it ;"Municipalidad de Independencia" I suppose?
Valentin Poposki, 05 Feb 2006
on line, there’s a squezeed but larger image of the logo.
António Martins, 08 Feb 2006