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image by Ivan Sache, 7 October 2010
Vázquez de Coronado (55,750 inhabitants in 2002; 222.2 sq. km) is the
northernmost canton in the San José Province. Founded on15 November 1910 by
Decree No. 17, the canton is named for the Spanish conquistador Juan Vásquez de
Coronado y Anaya (1523-1566).
The flag of Vázquez de Coronado was selected in a public contest involving the canton's schools. The winners are Róger Arias Zúñiga, Cristian Sánchez Cabrera and Cristian Rodríguez Brenes, from the Dulce Nombre de Coronado school. The flag is horizontally divided light blue-white-green with five yellow stars placed horizontally in the white stripe.
Light blue represents the limpid sky. White represents the milk industry. Green represents the pastures. The five stars represent the five districts forming the canton (San Isidro, San Rafael, Jesús / Dulce Nombre, Patatillo / San Antonio, and Casacajal).
Ivan Sache, 7 October 2010
image by Fred Drews, 2 February 2006