Loíza

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LOÍZA

Arms of Loíza

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The upper half of the arms shows the local patron saint, St. James on his horse. The wavy bar symbolises the Rio Grande de Loiza river. The crown is a symbol for the local woman chief Luysa, after which the town is named. The bordure shows some flames, symbol of the Holy Spirit, and trefoils, symbol of the other local patron saint, St. Patrick of Ireland.


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Literature : Information and copies received from Juan Morales, Florida, USA.


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