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Municipality of Buenavista del Norte (Tenerife Island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province, Canary Islan

Ilustrísimo Ayuntamiento de Buenavista del Norte

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According to Heraldica Institucional de Canarias, the new flag is a horizontal white over green over blue tricolour. The ratio of the stripes is 1:2:1. Maybe the flag is used since 1992 (BOC xx/01/1992).

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2007

Former Flag

[Municipality of Buenavista del Norte (Tenerife Island, Santa Cruz de Tenerife Province, Canary Islands, Spain)]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2007

The former flag of Buenavista del Norte is vertically divided white (hoist) and green (fly), with the coat of arms in its centre.

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Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Apr 2007

Links to two good images - could this [fence of palisades] be a giant cactus? (There are some on nearby Lanzarote.)

Jan Mertens, 21 Apr 2007

Coat of Arms

The coat of arms of Buenavista del Norte is a shield is divided per fess. On the base is a green object in a silver (white) field. Unfortunately I don't know what kind of object, it might be a big fan or a fence or palisades. The chief is divided per pale. On the dexter chief is a white lighthouse in a blue field, in the sinister chief two white crickets with black legs in a green field. The shield has a red border with a golden inscription "Daute es mi bando (top) Tenerife mi isla (right) Mi nombre (left) Buenavista (bottom)" or "Daute is my tribe; Tenerife my island; Buenavista my name." Daute was one of the Guanche mini-kingdoms; literally, the inscription says "party" instead of "tribe." The shield is topped by a crown. I spotted this flag on 30 January 2007 in the Military Museum Sta. Cruz d. T.

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Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Apr 2007

  • The blue colour in the right chief is symbolizing sea and sky, according to the words of Viera y Clavigo the "loyal companions of the village"
  • The lighthouse is the tower of Punta de Teno. The green colour in the left chief is symbolizing the regions fertility, finally giving the village its name
  • The grashoppers are reminders of a legend: according to it, locusts had devastated the whole island in 1659; only Buenavista was by a miracle exempted
  • The cactus a reference to a large example which formerly existed in the village, having the huge size of 148 sqm.
  • The red colour of the bordure represents the same-coloured soil of the El Palmar-region.
  • The inscription "Daute es mi bando" refers to the existence of the former Guanche mini-kingdom named "Daute."
The coat of arms was established by order of the Consejería de Presidencia del Gobierno de Canarias on 7 March 1986, published in BOC on 10 March 1986.

Source: Simbolos De Canarias website by José Manuel Erbez

Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2008