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Heráldica de Mexico
Mexican Civic Heraldry


State : Puebla

Origin/meaning :
The arms are canting for the original name of the city, Puebla de los Angeles, or village of the angels. The arms were officially granted on June 20, 1538 by Emperor Charles V, hence the letters KV for Karlos Quinto.

Literature : Picture taken from : http://www.upaep.mx/puebla/escu.html; background from Teodoro Amerlinck, "Heraldica municipal en la Nuevo Espana durante el Siglo XVI", in "Las armerias en Europa al comenzar la Edad Moderna y su proyeccion al Nuevo Mundo", Madrid, 1993

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