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The flag of the State of Puebla is, like most current Mexican state flags, the coat of arms centred on a white field.

The shield of Puebla has the motto UNIDOS EN EL TIEMPO, EN EL ESFUERZO, EN LA JUSTICIA Y EN LA ESPERANZA (United in time, effort, justice and hope) on its white outline. The Coat of Arms itself it's divided into four sections. The top right section represents the textile industry of Puebla initiated by Estéban de Antuñano, which were the first ones in Mexico. The top left section represents the Necaxa Dam, the first Power Generator Dam in the country. The lower right section represents the liberation struggle of the Mexican People, specially the role of Puebla in the Mexican Revolution. The lower left section represents corn agriculture, which had its origin in the Tehuacán Valley.

In the juncture of the the four sections it's a shield which shapes resembles the one given by the Spanish Crown to the city of Puebla. It contains the legend 5 MAYO 1862 which is the date of the celebrated Battle of Puebla against the French Army.

The Shield it's crowned by the profiles of four mountains, which are the Pico de Orizaba, the Popocatépetl, the Iztaccihuatl and La Malinche. This mountains are the highest in the state of Puebla, which it shares with its neighbour states. Three of them are also the three highest in Mexico.

On the Shield's outline there's two feathered snakes with corn cobs for tails, holding the mask of Tláloc. The feathered snakes represent Quetzalcóatl, the creator of humanity according to the Aztecs, which is why it's being followed by the step of Men. The mask of Tláloc represents the rain, and by extension life, ultimately represented in the corn cobs on the snakes' tails.

On the bottom, there's a ribbon which reads ESTADO LIBRE Y SOBERANO DE PUEBLA (Free and Sovereign State of Puebla).


Proposals for new flag of PueblaEdit

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