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Nogales, Arizona (U.S.)

Santa Cruz County

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[City flag] image by Masao Okazaki, 25 March 2024
based on photo located by Daniel Renterķa, 25 March 2024

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Seen here on Twitter, at the 2019 League of Arizona Cities and Towns conference, the flag is the logo on a white field.
Daniel Renterķa, 19 July 2023

An almost complete image of the flag is seen at, although very blurry. It seems to say "Nogales, Arizona" in italics, plus the founded date, and seems to have a tree with mountains extending out of it. Also visible is the seal, and below the tree is what I think to be a motto.
Daniel Renterķa, 1 August 2023

The motto is "You're Among Friends!"
Masao Okazaki, 1 August 2023

I received a response from the administration saying that the flag was designed by then-councilman Jeff Gudenkauf, probably around 2006 or 2007.

The tree depicted in the flag is likely a walnut tree, the namesake of the city. Nogales sits on a mountain pass, probably the reason there is a mountain behind this tree on the flag.
Daniel Renterķa, 25 March 2024


[City seal] image located by Paul Bassinson, 17 April 2019

Paul Bassinson, 17 April 2019

The website at shows a very unusual seal combining the traditional circular format for the outer ring with a heraldic coat of arms in the centre. The outer ring is green and gold, with a golden border and with a white fimbriation at the inner edge. Within the green and gold outer ring are the words 'CITY OF NOGALES' in golden capitals, at either side are three golden five-pointed stars, and at the bottom the word 'ARIZONA', again in golden capitals. The centre of the seal is heraldic in nature: On a gold background is a triangular shield divided per bend vert with a golden device thereupon, with a stylised U.S. flag above the bend displayed so that the canton is in chief and the stripes are paly, while below the bend is the Mexican flag, likewise reversed in structure and displayed in a horizontal format green- white-red, with the national symbol displayed on the white. The bend represents the border between the U.S. and Mexico, which divides Nogales, Arizona, from Nogales, Chihuahua.
Ron Lahav, 21 April 2004