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The website at www.cityofnogales.net shows a very unusual seal combining the
traditional circular format for the outer ring with a heraldic coat of arms in the centre. The outer ring is green and gold, with a golden border and with a white fimbriation at the inner edge. Within the green and gold outer ring are the words 'CITY OF NOGALES' in golden capitals, at either side are three golden five-pointed stars, and at the bottom the word 'ARIZONA', again in golden capitals. The centre of the seal is heraldic in nature: On a gold background is a triangular shield divided per bend vert with a golden device thereupon, with a stylised U.S. flag above the bend displayed so that the canton is in chief and the stripes are paly, while below the bend is the Mexican flag, likewise reversed in structure and displayed in a horizontal format green- white-red, with the national symbol displayed on the white. The bend represents the border between the U.S. and Mexico, which divides Nogales, Arizona, from Nogales, Chihuahua.
Ron Lahav, 21 April 2004