Aguadilla

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AGUADILLA

Arms (crest) of Aguadilla

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The first quarter presents the famous "Ojo de Agua" (Spring of Water) and behind the Jaicoa Mountains. The second quarter shows the image of a "nao" or vessel that stands for the many ships that made seaport in past centuries and with reference to the discovery of Puerto Rico by Christopher Columbus.

The third quarter illustrates a tower raised from the waters due to the battles at Fuerte de la Concepción (Fort of the Conception), where English and Colombian pirate's attacks were repelled in the XVII and XIX Centuries. The fourth quarter has a five-point star in reference to the many Aguadillan intellectuals that has given prestige to the arts, sciences, writings, military, and legislation; is an expression of light and clarity.

The text on the bordure was added after the granting of the title of "Loyal Villa", in 1860, by Queen Elizabeth II and that responded to the cooperation that Aguadilla gave to the war that Spain was having in Africa.


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Literature : Information received from Nelson L. Román.


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