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Flag of Tinajo, as hoisted on the Town Hall - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 February 2011
The flag of Tinajo is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 17 May 1993 by the Government of the Canary Islands
and published on 9 June 1993 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 74.
The flag is described as follows:
Flag: Panel with proportions 2:3, made of three horizontal stripes, the first and the third covering 25% of the flag's height, the second or central covering the remaining 50% [1:2:1]. The first, or upper, stripe is blue, the central stripe is white, and the third, or lower stripe, is black. The center of the panel is charged with the municipal coat of arms.
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), the flag graphically represents the main elements of the local landscape, blue for the sea, black for the volcanic soil, and white for the houses.
The coat of arms of Tinajo is prescribed by a Decree adopted on 30 November 1987 by the Government of the Canary Islands
and published on 14 December 1987 in the official gazette of the Canary Islands, No. 158, pp. 3,554-3,555 (text).
The coat of arms is described as follows:
Coat of arms: Per fess, 1a. Or eight Tinajo chimneys vert and argent, 1b. Argent a dromedary proper a plam tree vert per pale, 2. Azure a volcano proper with a lava soil sable and proper. Inescutcheon gules the main facade of the Chapel of the Sorrows argent. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed [always represented open].
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), the chimneys, characteristic of the local architecture, symbolize the eight settlements forming the municipality. The dromedary and the palm tree are typical examples of the local fauna and flora. The volcano symbolizes the Timanfayo National Park, partially located within the boundaries of Tinajo. The chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of the Sorrows, the patron saint of Lanzarote.
Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 28 February 2011