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Guaynabo (Puerto Rico)

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by Thanh-Tam Le , 12 Febuary 2000

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This city of 100,000 inhabitants is c. 50 km south of San Juan and was founded in 1769. [Apparently (if I am referring to the CoA), the cross is the symbol of the Order of Preachers of Santo Domingo, and represents San Pedro Martyr of Verona, an illustrious figure of this Order and Patron of the town of Guaynabo. Green and silver (replaced with white on the flag) are the oldest heraldical colours of Guaynabo. Note: my image does not look like the "original" one on the Lexjuris site , because the text clearly says that there are 6 green indentations and 5 white ones, whereas the image on the site shows only 5 green and 4 white, which obviously changes the width of the cross as well. I did not make another image , for this really seems to be a gross mistake,
Thanh-Tâm Le, 18 January 1999

Coat of Arms

by Nelson L. Román, 29 June 2004

From <>: "The cross is the symbol of Saint Peter, Martyr of Verona, an illustrious figure and Patron Saint of Guaynabo. Green and silver are the colours of Guaynabo and thus were used in its flag and coat of arms. The fortified house in the coat of arms represents the village of Caparra the earliest European settlement and first Capital City of Puerto Rico The small coat of arms with the lion represents the first governor of Caparra, Juan Ponce de Leon."
Nelson Román, 8 July 2004