Friday, September 25, 2009

New emblem of San Pu Loei

When I wrote about the emblem of the TAO San Pu Loei last year, I already mentioned that they need to change the emblem because it was just recently upgraded to a subdistrict municipality (เทศบาลตำบลสันปูเลย) then. The old emblem did feature the Thai letters อบต as the Thai abbreviation for Subdistrict Administrative Organization, thus wasn't applicable anymore for the subdistrict municipality.

Now the municipality has created a new website at the new URL, it also includes an image of the new emblem, and though at a much smaller resolution than the TAO emblem I could create a vector graphic from it to finally update that old posting.

Sadly the website has no description of the emblem, so I don't know what is the meaning of the elements displayed in it, especially the central element which I think is supposed to be a diamond. But quite clearly one can see that this emblem also uses three calligraphic Thai letters, this time ส (So Suea), ป (Po Pla) and ล (Lo Ling) - the starting consonants in each syllable of San Pu Loei (สันปูเลย). So in case the municipality ever gets another upgrade they don't need to change the emblem itself, only the name written in the outer circle.

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