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San Román province (Peru)

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The province of San Román is part of the region of Puno. Its capital is the town of Juliaca (c. 200 000 inhabitants in 2001), located on the Altiplano at an elevation of 3825 m asl.

On 6 October 1926, President of the Republic Augusto B. Leguia signed Law #5463, which created the Province of San Román. Formerly, Juliaca was a district of the Department of Puno. The new province was officialy inaugurated on 24 October 1926. The celebration of the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the province will include, among other events, the hoisting of the national flag and of the flag of Juliaca on the parade ground of the town.
from Los Andes
Ivan Sache, 17 Oct 2006

Juliaca District

Juliaca flag
image by Ant;ónio Martins, 26 Oct 2007

At the official website (and previously in the Spanish Wikipedia before removal for copyright reasons), the district/city flag of Juliaca, in San Román province, Puno region. The flag is ~2:3 light blue with a very large emblem on it. It consists of a yellow cartouche with a vertical ellipse on it, colored light blue with gradient to white in the center. On it a tangent equilateral triangle showing a landscape with green and yellow ground, brown houses and mountains and white to light blue sky; above the houses a small yellow scroll. On the bottom edge of the triangle a white object (?) and on its tip a white caduceus. On the edge of the ellipse, opposite to each edge of the triangle, three red six-pointed regular stars upright each bearing a white "C". Under the cartuche a segment of railroad, showing red rail cross-sections, grey rails, and green ties; on the tip of each rail a red spinning spool (?) with black yarn, from which thread curlicues towards the horn above from both sides. A similar, but thicker black thread winds above the caduceus, spelling "Juliaca" in hand script, against a light blue ground behind and above the cartouche.
António Martins, 26 Oct 2007

The white object recalls the initial "J" for Juliaca.
Jan Mertens, 26 Oct 2007

Could it be the tails of the caduceus’ snakes?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 Oct 2007