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Apure State (Venezuela)

Estado del Apure

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by Antonio Martins, 30 August 2000

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Apure is one of the south western states of Venezuela and its name remains one of its principal rivers. The state's flag shows the apurenian Coat of Arms inside of a white triangle near the staff, symbol of integrity, over three horizontal stripes with the same size: yellow (above) representing the sun; blue (center) reminding the river which bring its name for this state and green (below) for represents its forest.
The seven stars inside the blue stripe symbolize the seven municipalities, which conform the entity.  The Coat of Arms in this case has been divided per pale and fess. The first quarter in Or (yellow) charges a black bull symbol of strength, which also represents the cattle-raising, principal source of the state. The second quarter in Gules (red) shows seven bundles of silvered lances outlined in Gules representing the equal number of groups of lancers who won the Queseras del Medio (The middle is cheese factories), famous battle of the Venezuelan independence war, under the managing of General Jose' Antonio Pa'ez, one of national heroes. The third quarter it's a semblance of the natural landscaper of the region where appearing in first plain the Apure river under the vigilance of a untamed horse whose defensive attitude express the defense of the national territory because Apure it's a frontier state. The star over the clouds in the sky represents one of the provinces, which declared the Independence of Venezuela in July 5th, 1811. The cimier consist in a fulgurated sun charging the ephemeris of "Aldea de los Sesenta" (The sixty's little town), another battle of the emancipation war. At the sides appears a palm and a laurel branches, symbols of triumph and victory, respectively, jointed with a yellow pennant where appears how mottoes the name of the state ESTADO APURE and its ephemeris 17 de Julio de 1864 (July 17th, 1864) and 17 de Julio de 1823 (July 17th, 1823).
Raul Jesus Orta Pardo, 19 July 2000

Alto Apure District

image by Jens Pattke, 24 November 2012

Districts in Venezuela have their own symbols, including flags. Here is the flag of Distrito Alto Apure, in the State of Apure (on the right).
More about the district in Spanish Wikipedia.
Valentin Poposki, 18 July 2010

Flag of the District of Alto Apure, State of Apure, Venezuela
Valentin Poposki
, posted in I Love Flags on 18 November 2012

This is only a partial view of the flag. Searching a little bit further in the images' gallery of the website yields a photo of the actual flag, from which an accurate description can be proposed.
The flag of Alto Apure is horizontally divided yellow-green (c. 11:9). At the bottom of the yellow field is placed a black horse-rider in front of a big orange disk charged with two black birds at the end of the horizontal, imaginary diameter of the disk. The proportions of the flag appeared to be c. 4:7
- Photo of the flag (displayed)
- Photo of the flag (flying)
The colors of the flag must have been inspired by the flag of Apure State, which appears on the second photo reported just above.
Alto Apure District (Distrito Metropolitano del Alto Apure, Alcaldía Mayor del Alto Apure) is made of the municipalities of José Antonio Páez and Rómulo Gallegos, with the town of Guasdualito as its capital. Originally established by the Special Law of 18 October 1990, the District was confirmed by another Special Law published on 16 November 2001 in the Venezuela official gazette. The establishment of the District is considered as a first step to the set up of a new State, made of the eastern part of the Apure State, located on the border with Colombia.
Ivan Sache, 24 November 2012

Coat of Arms

by Antonio Martins, 7 September 2000