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City of Siġġiewi (Malta)

Città Ferdinand

Last modified: 2006-03-11 by santiago dotor
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[City of Siġġiewi (Malta)] 3:5
image by António Martins, 1 March 2000

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From the local council website:

On the 30th December 1797, after a formal request by Don Salvatore Curso, on behalf of his parishioners, Grand Master Ferdinand Von Hompesch instituted the village as a city calling it after his name, "Citta' Ferdinand".

Santiago Dotor, 9 February 2006


Blazon: Argent on a fess Gules a cross couped Or. Siġġiewi is nicknamed Città Ferdinand so I assume this must have been the arms of a Grand Master of the Order of Malta of this name.

António Martins, 1 March 2000

The flag of Siggiewi [shown above] is wrong.

Jaume Ollé, 5 March 2000

A different coat-of-arms, with two red stripes and a yellow cross fimbriated red between them, is shown in two websites:

However, Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Heraldry website shows the same as in António Martins's image. So, which is the correct coat-of-arms and flag for Siggiewi? Are they mistaken, or former versions?

Santiago Dotor, 9 February 2006