Dorado (Puerto Rico)
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Civic heraldry of the United States > Puerto Rico
The arms were officially adopted on March 27, 1978.
The three towers mean that Dorado is a town, a properly constituted municipality. Underneath the crown, the five disks that form a "T" This "T" represents San Antonio de Padua, which is associated with the iris or lily flowers. The disks are brown and the lily flowers are silver, they represent the majestic La Plata River (The Silver River), which borders the town of Dorado to the east.
The gold background is canting, the gold represents the name of the town; it is also relative to the Patron San Antonio de Padua, whose veil is brown.
Literature : Information and image from Nelson L. Román
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