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Flag of Adeje - Image by José Manuel Erbez, 1 April 2008
The flag of Adeje, in unofficial use, is white with the municipal coat of arms in the middle. This flag is also shown in the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Military Museum.
The coat of arms of Adeje is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 24 May 1991 by the Government of the Canary Islands and published on 5 June 1991 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 75, p. 3,236 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1a. Gules an añepa per bend sinister cantonned by two gánigos all or, 1b. Gules a tower argent masoned and port and windows sable, 2. Azure a radiating sun issuant from waves azure and argent. The shield surmounted by a Marquis' coronet.
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), the añepa stick was a symbol of power for the old Guanches. The gánigos bowls recall that Adeje was the capital of one of the most important kingdoms (menceyatos) in pre-Hispanic times. The tower represents the Casa Fuerte, the residence of the lords of Adeje, whose title of Marquis is reflected by the coronet. The third quarter symbolizes the importance of touristic activities at the shores of the municipality.
Klaus-Micheal Schneider & Ivan Sache, 21 March 2008