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La Canada de Urdaneta (Zulia, Venezuela)

Municipio la Cañada de Urdaneta

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[Zulia (Venezuela)](1:2)
by Jens Pattke, 21 December 2004

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Flag and Coat of Arms of la Cañada de Urdaneta (Capital: Concepción) at <>.
Dov Gutterman, 11 April 2004

The Flag - Attributes and Semiology: Consists in a field with approximated ratio 1:2; this is, two squares of length divided in three vertical strips: gray to the hoist, occupying almost the fourth part of the field; white on the center, occupying the eighth part of the field and blue to the fly, occupying the remaining space. Off-centered to the hoist on the three strips appears a radiating sun where appears a streamlined semblance of the local landscape. The gray stripe remembers the Strength and the Tenacity of the worker, fighter, vigorous and seasoned people whom impels the Municipality development. The white stripe alludes to to the spiritual greatness of the Cañaderian men and women expressed through their Faith and Devotion by their matron the Virgin Mary; on the one hand and by the other, remembers their generosity, solidarity and brotherhood: virtues which with the passage of time have allowed to give origin to the slogan that characterizes the locality "Tierra de Amigos para hacer Amigos" ("Land of Friends to make Friends"). The blue stripe symbolizes the men and women example of the Cañaderian gentilitious which form part of the History of Venezuela, Zulia State and Municipality and also represents the intellectuals, professionals, artists and students of the locality whom have given and give the best thing of his lives for impels its total development. The sun remembers the warm and tropical climate which characterizes the Municipality. The streamlined landscape alludes to its more important geographic, zoological and economic characteristics: the Lake of Maracaibo, main hydrographic source of the Municipality, element of integration with other towns and main scene of transcendental historical facts on the Independence History of Venezuela; the coconut palm places that delight the Cañaderian and the visitor, allowing appreciating the coolness and serenity of the coasts; the vegetation that allows the culture of the field and the agricultural operation; the fish, which remembers the fishing production; the head of cattle that alludes to the cattle production; the tower, that symbolizes the oil production and the iguana, typical animal of the savannah and forests of the locality.
Historical Synthesis: Created on October 30th, 1997 by Engineer Douglas Villasmil and the Superior Universitary Tecnician Alexander Perea, was officially established on April 19th, 1998.
Coat of Arms - Attributes: Consists in a german field with a straight superior contour and one quarter enameled in Azur (blue) on which appears a diminished fess in Or (yellow) superimposed by a roundel in Gules (red) superimposed too by an oil tower in the middle of two terraced coconut palms, accompanied to the dexter by a fish and to the sinister by a cattle head, all in its colors. As external ornaments the blazon presents as crest two pennants striped in Or (yellow), Azure (blue) and Gules (red): one with the denomination of the Municipality and the another loading the ephemeris "27 DE JUNIO DE 1989" (June 29th, 1989) and as supports a branch of nopal to the dexter and another one of cactus to the sinister, jointed under the base by means of another pennant striped in Or (Yellow), Azure (blue) and Gules (red) charging as mottoes the following ephemeris: "08 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1752" (Deember 08th, 1752), "28 DE DICIEMBRE DE 1872" (December 28th, 1872) and "30 DE MARZO DE 1882" (March 30th, 1882).
Semiology: The roundel symbolizes the sun reflecting its light - represented by means of the diminished fess in Or - on the Lake of Maracaibo for remember the warm and tropical climate of the Municipality. The Lake of Maracaibo main hydrographic source of the Municipality, element of integration with another towns and main scene of transcendental historical facts in the Independence History of Venezuela; specially, The Naval Batlle  that was developed on July 24th, 1823 where was covered with glory Commander Tomás Vega, native of the locality. The coconut palms constitute expression of the landscape that delights the Cañaderian and the visitor, allowing them feeling the coolness and the serenity of the coasts of the Municipality from which it left the copra exportation for all the continent. The terrace alludes to the vegetation which makes possible the culture of the field and the agricultural operation. The fish, the head of cattle and the tower, represent the fishing, cattle and petroleum production of the Municipality, fundamental bases of its economy which also contribute to the regional and national development. The superior pennants reaffirm the identity of Municipality and rebound the date in which it was elevated to its present geopolitical condition by disposition of the Legislative Assembly of Zulia State. The nopal and the cactus reminds the predominant flora in the locality and alludes to the strength of their native ones for adapt theirselves to the conditions of the climate. The inferior pennant rebounds respectively the date in which it took place third and definitive foundation of the Municipality; the date in which it was established the  Bolivar Disctrict and the date when was re-baptized as Urdaneta District.
Historical Synthesis: Created in January of 1990 by the Lawyer Nectario Boscán, it was officioally established on June 10th that year.
Sources: Web Site Alcaldía La Cañada at <>, Material made by Licenciate Fernando A. Pirela U., Director of education and Culture  of the Municipality and provided by Licenciate Orlando Cuicar Ortiz, December 2003.
Raul Orta, 27 May 2004

Coat of Arms

[Zulia (Venezuela)]
by Raul Orta, 27 May 2004