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City of Is-Siġġiewi (Malta)

Città Ferdinand, Siggiewi, Siġġiewi, Is-Siggiewi, Siggieui, Sijuwi

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[City of Siġġiewi (Malta)] 3:5 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 January 2007



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Introduction

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, "Città Ferdinand".

Santiago Dotor, 9 February 2006


Description

It seems that the correct current flag (and arms) is white with two red stripes and a yellow cross fimbriated red between them.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 January 2007

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

Santiago Dotor, 9 February 2006

Former flag

[City of Siġġiewi (Malta)] 3:5 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 January 2007

Blazon: Argent on a fess Gules a cross couped Or. Is-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

Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Heraldry website shows the same as in this image. So, which is the correct coat-of-arms and flag for Is-Siggiewi? Are they mistaken, or former versions?
Santiago Dotor, 9 February 2006