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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 July 2010
Based on: www.cityofwestwego.com/government.asp
Westwego is a city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States, and a suburb of New Orleans. The population was 10,763 at the 2000 census. It lies along the west bank of the Mississippi River. Westwego was so named because it was a major crossing point on the Mississippi river during the great westward movement of the late 1800s. When travelers were asked where they were going, they would often reply "west we go"."
- from Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westwego
The flag can be seen on a photo on the city's website at www.cityofwestwego.com/government.asp.
Valentin Poposki, 15 April 2009
The flag is a blue-white-red vertical tricolor, with the parish seal in the center, depicting a fishing boat. CITY OF is written in white downwards in the blue stripe, WESTWEGO is similarly written in the red stripe.
The city uses for logo a seal based on the state seal, with simpler rim and its name added: cf www.cityofwestwego.com/images/logo.png,
www.statesymbolsusa.org/IMAGES/Louisiana/louisiana_seal_bl_white.gif this seal/logo is not the one used on the flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 2 July 2010