City of Chula Vista, California, USA
Posted by: LeoGeo
N 32° 38.405 W 117° 06.661
11S E 489587 N 3611393
Quick Description: Flag of the city of Chula Vista, California, at the city's Nature Center.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2008 2:12:02 PM
Waymark Code: WM59QZ
The Chula Vista Nature Center, part of the Sweetwater Marsh Wildlife Preserve, is located on the shore of San Diego Bay. It includes a building with labs and exhibits, and open space that is home to many species of flora and fauna. It is located among the ruins of an old gunpowder factory that operated here during World War I, using kelp from the bay as one of its raw materials. The nature center is operated by the city. There is a $6 admission charge, and to get there you take a shuttle bus from the parking lot at the west end of E Street. Outside the exhibit building there is a nautical-style flagpole with the flags of the USA, California, and Chula Vista.
The Chula Vista flag has two horizontal stripes of white and maroon; the white stripe is somewhat larger than the maroon stripe. In the white stripe is a stylized picture of a sunrise over mountains with ocean waves in the foreground, and the words "City of Chula Vista."
As you can see from the photo, the flag alludes to the design of the California state ("bear") flag, with the red stripe at the bottom. But the city flag's red stripe is significantly wider, and is a different shade of red.
The city's name means "pretty view" in Spanish.
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