Coamo

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COAMO

Arms (crest) of Coamo

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The first and fourth quarter each show a red background with a gold Episcopal hat each. This represents the old diocese of San Blas de Illescas.

The horse and the bull represent the cattle wealth of the population. The gold colour that serves as background in contrast with the black colour, recalls the yellowish reddish tone of the fields of Coamo during the droughts.

The bordure contains two flames; three bell towers with gold bells outlined in red; two red crosses with arms ending in three petals; and a circle with a surface divided by horizontal blue and silver-plated stripes. The bell towers represent the three primitive churches of Coamo. The flames allude to the celebration of the Candelaria, the crosses allude to the Spanish colonizer Cristóbal de Illescas, and the circle represents a well for the Thermal Baths of Coamo.


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Literature : Information received from Nelson L. Román.


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