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image by Guillermo T. Aveledo, 18 April 2003
Editorial note: There is no confirmation that this flag and coat of arms were officially adopted or even if those are in use. Until further confirmation. this flag and coat of arms should be regarded only as unofficial proposals.
The Flag - Attributes and Semiology: Cangrejo (Crab) Island is
located at the entrance of Orinoco River and is a part of Delta
Amacuro State on the Orient of Venezuela. Its flag consists of a
field with extra-official an approximate ratio 1:2 or two squares
of length divided on two horizontal stripes: blue (superior) and
green (inferior) completing the design a white triangle near the
hoist. The white triangle alludes to the Purity of the Warao
Ethnic Group: predominant inhabitants of the island. The blue
stripe represent the sky and the green one remembers the
magnificent vegetation of the region.
Historical Synthesis: It was created by Mr. Peter Ponce, inhabitant of Cangrejo Island.
Sources: Material provided by Mr. Peter Ponce, Webmaster of <www.geocities.com/cangrejo_isla>.
Until the moment of the redaction of this data Cangrejo Island have not a representative emblem.
Raul Orta, 30 April 2004
image by Peter Ponce, 27 October 2004
The coat of arms meaning: Inside is the scene from our coastal
scenery composed of the Orinoco River, on the left a janoko
(house built on stilts) where our local Warao Indians live. On
the right is the Ojidu (Moriche palm tree), very abundant on this
island. The two macaw birds are also in abundance in the island,
the sun-down at the end of the Orinoco River and the entrance to
the Atlantic Ocean. The coat of arms was designed by Peter Ponce
and painted by Mr Paez Rodriguez, inhabitant of Cangrejo Island.
Peter Ponce, 27 October 2004