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Riosucio (Caldas, Colombia)

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image by Falko Schmidt, 18 July 2002



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The image is based on Gaceta de Banderas 15, "Simbolos Patrios" Gobernación de Caldas, Secretaríade Educación Departamental.
Dirk Schonberger, 18 July 2002

I must stress that this source is a poor indicator of the actual proportions of the municipal flags. Some flags are just annexed to the Coat of Arms in a square proportion. Two of these flags were presented previously in a 2:1 proportion.  Many of these flags could be such.  I think it will be wise to place a note that indicates that the true proportions of these flags could be 2:1 also.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 27 July 2002

From <www.gobernaciondecaldas.gov.co>:
"La Bandera - Es en rectángulo de 1,35 metros de ancho por 1,80 de largo, dividido longitudinalmente en tres fajas de igual dimensión (0,45 de ancho cada una): la superior de color amarillo; la intermedia de color blanco; y la inferior de color verde. Fue escogida en concurso abierto por la "Sociedad de Mejoras Públicas" y adoptada por la Alcaldía Municipal mediante el decreto No. 128 del 4 de octubre de 1955."
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 9 November 2005


Coat of Arms


image from <www.geocities.com/caldas_cultura>, located by Jens Pattke, 19 July 2002


Riosucio Cultural Institute


image by Ivan Sache, 19 August 2002

INSTITUTO CULTURAL RIOSUCIO - The Institute was founded in November 1966 by Decree #148. It is located in the Municipality of Riosucio, in the western part of the departemnt of Caldas.
The flag is made of three horizontal stripes yellow-gold, black and red with an equal basis [i.e. with an esual width along the hoist], the black stripe ending in a point. Yellow means wealth, black science and wisdom, and red love.
Source: <inscul.tripod.com.co/bandera.htm>.
Ivan Sache and Dov Gutterman, 19 August 2002

Considering that "Riosucio" (or rather "río sucio") means "dirty river" I may wonder that the black triangle may stand also for something else...
Anto'nio Martins, 22 August 2002