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The flag of the Region of Lambayeque in Peru is presented
Designer of the flag is José Ibáñez Castañeda.
Valentin Poposki, 23 Feb 2006
Lambayeque is the name of a river (aka Chancay), of a region, of a province,
of a district, of a town and of a pre-Hispanic culture (aka Sicán).
The Lambayeque Region (1,112,868 inhabitants in 2007; 14,231 sq. km), located in north-western, coastal Peru, was founded on 1 December 1874. It is made of the three Provinces of Chiclayo (20 districts), Ferreñafe (6 districts) and Lambayeque (12 districts); the regional capital is the town of Chiclayo (574,408 inhabitants in 2007).
The flag of the Lambayeque Region, designed by José Ibáñez Castañeda, is horizontally divided yellow-red - the colours of the Lambayeque culture - with the regional shield in the middle.
The shield of the Lambayeque Region is divided into three quarters:
- The upper quarter shows on a background argent a torch, surmonted by the Latin motto "LUCIS GLORIAM ET HONORIS", representing the modern honour and intellectual values;
- The lower left quarter shows five blue waves on a background argent, representing the resources of the sea and power;
- The lower right quarter shows an American carob tree (_Prosopis pallida_ (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Wild.) Kunth) proper on a background or, representing the natural resources.
The shield is hold by a masked and costumed character, maybe alluding to the "diablada" traditional dance.
Source: Regional website, symbols' page
Ivan Sache, 29 May 2010
image by António Martins, 19 Apr 2006