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Flag of Yaiza, as seen on the Town Hall and the police station - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 February 2011
The flag of Yaiza is in proportions 2:3, white with, at hoist, three vertical yellow, blue and red stripes of
equal width (c. 10% of the flag's width). In the centre of the white field is the municipal coat of arms.
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), white symbolizes the nobleness of the inhabitants and the purity of the municipal environment; yellow represents the Papagayo beaches; red represents the fire of the volcanos, and blue represents the sea.
The coat of arms of Yaiza is "Per fess, 1a. Gules a tower argent, 1b. Azure a key and a crozier or per saltire, 2. Vert a volcano proper ensigned with flames or and gulest. The shield surmounted with a Royal crown closed.
According to José Manuel Erbez (Banderas y escudos de Canarias, 2007; website), the tower represented on the 1st quarter is the Coloradas Castle, aka the Eagle's Tower, erected in 1741 as a defense against pirates; the key and crozier are the attributes of Abbot St. Martial, the patron saint of Lanzarote. The volcano represents the Timanfaya National Park.
Klaus-Michael Schneider & Ivan Sache, 22 February 2011
Flag of Yaiza Police - Image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 February 2011
The flag hoisted over the Yaiza police station is similar to the municipal flag. Here the coat of arms is surrounded by a grey 16-pointed star. There are only 14 points visible, the other are hidden by the crown at the top. The points are formed by three parallelograms each, each parallelogram is subdivided by 10 stripes. Between the star and the coat of arms is a grey inscription "POLICIA LOCAL" interrupted by an ornament consisting of two half moons and two circles.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 February 2011