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Jauregui (Tachira, Venezuela)

Municipio Jáuregui

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by Jens Pattke, 8 August 2003

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The Flag of Municipio Jáuregui (capital: La Grita), Táchira can be seen at <>.
Pablo Acosta Rios, 12 May 2002

The flag as it appears on the website.  Not quite sure about the officiality of the presence of the white thin line between the red and black bands. Also the flag appears to be 1:2, but the original drawing is a waving flag.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 14 May 2002

Flag of Jáuregui Municipality of Táchira State - Attributes and Semiology:   Consists in a field with approximate ratio 1:2; this is, two squares of length divided in two equal horizontal stripes: red (superior) and black (inferior). The red stripe symbolizes the blood spilled by the soldiers in the fight for the freedom whilst the black one alludes to to the mourning and pain by the friends died in the different wars.
Historical Synthesis:   Don Dionicio de Contreras and Don Matías Márquez begin to use this Flag on year 1779, when taking place the first freedom shout in La Grita, called "Joint Holder’s City". This shout is defined as a social movement with political projections and economic bases. It was called “Joint Holder’s Revolution” because it was done by the Common of the people. The Joint Holder Shout was a precursory revolutionary movement previous to the independent wars: a protest which arises in La Grita to the  shout of "Long life to the King and die to the badly Government": phrase that later was the flashing motto of the Joint Holder’s Revolution, fact that takes place two years before finding echo in Socorro. For that reason it doesn’t exist any doubt about the Venezuelan Joint Holder’s  primacy.
Source:  Web Site Jauregui Municipality Mayor Office,  <
Raul Orta, 30 September 2004

Flag at Website

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by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 14 May 2002

Coat of Arms

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