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Santiago Marino (Aragua State, Venezuela)

Municipio Santiago Mariño

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by Jens Pattke, 13 Febuary 2004

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The municipal website of Santiago Mariño (Aragua State) at <> has a link to the symbols of this city but, unfortunately, the link leads to a "page not found". I located the flag here. The Coat of Arms is here.
Pascal Gross, 14 June 2002

The Flag - Attributes and Semiology: It consists in a field with approximated ratio 2:3 divided in six stripes. Superior and inferior ones are horizontal and enameled in sky blue, occupying approximately a fourth part of the wide of the field, whereas the rest constitutes the central stripe divided in saltire forming four triangles: the superior and inferior are yellow and green the lateral ones. The Municipality Coat of Arms at the center, completes the design. The sky blue stripes represent the sky and seas of Chuao and Cepe, town on  the Marinensian coast. The yellow triangles jointed in one of its vertex alludes to the human and progressive wealth of the Municipality settlers. The green triangles also united in one of its vertex represents the agricultural zone and the majesty of the Henry Pittier National Park, the greater vegetal lung of the locality. The Coat of Arms at the center, confers to the Flag the firmness of the Municipality.
Historical Synthesis: The Municipal Flag, was designed by the a girl: Miss Berica Araque, who as representing of the Educative Unit Santiago Mariño of the town of Payita (Pedro Arevalo Aponte Parish) gave to the design figure and forms. Today, the Flag waves in the left mast on the Aerial Square of the Mayor Office, where was hoisted for first time on November 27th,  Turmero's Day on 2000.
"Mariño Mayor Office" Web Site <>.
Raul Orta, 11 September 2002

Santiago Marino flag and Coat of Arms can be seen also at <>. Capital: Turmero.
Dov Gutterman, 11 Febuary 2004

Coat of Arms

by Pascal Gross, 14 June 2002

The Coat of Arms - Attributes: Consists on a Hispanic field divided per fess, the chief per pale. The dexter quarter of the chief in Or (yellow) brings a reproduction of the Municipal territory in Argent (white) delineated in Sable (black) that loads a representation of General Santiago Mariño. The sinister quarter of the chief in Azur (Blue) shows a natural trunk of tree superposed by a antique entrance on Argent. The quarter of the base in Gules (red) loads a cornucopia upsetting its fruits. Like ornaments, the Coat of Arms shows  a golden pennant with the inscription MUNICIPIO SANTIAGO MARIÑO (SANTIAGO MARIÑO MUNICIPALITY) in capital roman letters enameled in Sable (black) like crest and like supports a branch of coffee to the dexter and another one of sugar cane in flower to the sinister both jointed with another golden pennant under the base that loads as mottoes the inscriptions TURMERO and ESTADO ARAGUA (Aragua State).
Semiology: The first quarter, in Or for indicate the Joy and the Constance of its inhabitants, shows a map of the region that serves as honorable frame to the statue of General Santiago Mariño: Hero of the Independence of Venezuela and eponimous of the Municipality. The second quarter, in Azur for remember the High Ideals and High Spirit which inspires the daily life of the Marinensians, shows a representation of the so called Samán de Güere (a legendary Venezuelan tree) and the frontis of its vestibule of access for represent two parishes of the Municipality: Samán de Güere and Alfredo Pacheco Miranda. The third quarter, in Gules for symbolize the Courage and the Valor of the native ones of the region, shows a cornucopia which remember the coast and fertile ground of the locality. The branch of coffee and the one of sugar cane remember the agricultural zones of Pedro Arevalo Aponte Parish and its towns Paya and Guayabita. The pennants remarks the denomination of the Municipality, its Capital and the Venezuelan state to which it belongs.
Historical Synthesis: The first Municipal Coat of Arms was designed by the plastic artist Jorge Gómez. Soon, a commission integrated by Dr. Ciro Guzmán Morillo (Turmero's Chronicler), Prof. Francisco Rodriguez (Historian and Investigator) and Mr. Jose Torres Pérez (Chief of Municipal Historical Files) were in charge to modify the Coat of Arms until reach its current configuration. The original Coat of Arms made by Mr. Gómez had triangular form and was divided on three quarters. In the first one, enameled in Or (yellow) to symbolize the wealth of Mariño's ground, it appeared a simple map of the Municipality with books that remarks the cultural tradition of its population. In the second quarter, enameled in Azur (blue) is emphasized a landscape that symbolizes the Araguenian flora, the bond with the glorious past  of our Liberators and the prosperous future what are called to reach the region. The third quarter, in Gules (red) for symbolize of the warm Araguenian land, contained a cornucopia of which all the Venezuelan fruit emanates. To the sides of this Copat of Arms were the classic branches of coffee and sugar cane, wealth of the Motherland ground. On the superior part of the Coat, in perfect symmetry, appeared a golden pennant with the inscription "MUNICIPIO SANTIAGO MARIÑO" (Santiago Mariño Municipality) which was united in form of arc to the rest of the Coat. On the base, was added another golden pennant oriented towards the sinister of the Coat connecting the branches and loading the inscription "ESTADO ARAGUA" (Aragua State).
Sources: "Mariño Mayor Office" Web Site <>.
Raul Orta, 11 September 2002