Last modified: 2010-03-20 by eugene ipavec
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The Municipal flag of Lequeitio was approved by the Town Council on 12 August 1966; it is white with the coat-of-arms in the center.
The coat-of-arms dates back to 1588 and is per fess, 1st, gold, to the dexter a yew sinople and to its feet two wolves sable, facing each other and looking to the yew, to the sinister a tower masoned sable, in its battlements two Moors proper, all terrased sinople. 2nd, on waves azure and silver a pinaza (a special kind of boat) with several rowers and in its prow a rower in attitude of throwing a harpoon to a whale that is accompanied by a whale-calf. Bordure of gold with the legend: "Reges de bellavit horrenda cette subjecit terra marique potens Lequeitio" gules.
Jaume Ollé, 28 Mar 2000
The municipal arms are available at Ralf Hartemink's ICA website, but lack the gold bordure with red Latin inscription.
Santiago Dotor, 28 Mar 2000