Coat of Arms

Cardenas's Coat of Arms

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Cárdenas' coat of arms is a square that comes to a point at its bottom-center. It is partitioned into three bands. The chief band (top) contains the Cuban Flag, a right granted to the city by the "Academia de la Historia," for having been the first place in which our national emblem ever flew over Cuban soil. The middle band contains the coat of arms of the family of Don Mateo de Cárdenas, founder of the villa; to its right is the Caduceus, representing Cárdenas' commerce; to the left are two towers, representing its industry, and below is an agave plant, representing its agriculture. The bottom band, ending in the point, represents the seas that surround Cárdenas. A ribbon over the shield bears the latin words "Primus in Cuba", in recognition of the first raising of the national banner. The laurel branch that appears to the right of the shield represents the city's triumphs and the olive branch to the left is representative of its sports.

Translation by : E.J. de la Fé

Mounument to the flag built by the Arechabala company