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Risaralda Department (Colombia)

Departamento de Risaralda

Last modified: 2014-05-16 by zoltán horváth
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image by Carlos Thompson, 28 August 2004



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Overview

The 14 stars represent the 14 municipalities of the department.
Jaume Ollé, 8 September 1996

At <www.risaralda.gov.co>, one can see the correct flag.
Dov Gutterman, 12 May 2002

The flag of Risaralda was adopted 3 December 1969. The Previous Flag was of thirteen stars for the municipalities of the department changed later on to fourteen stars. The green represents the fertility and agricultural wealth. Though the correct flag is the one which has a stars arch, the manufacture has imposed the semicircle model. The stars in the model of 14 from the vexillologist Profesor Restrepo Uribe appears with stars in progressive rotation that it is the correct form, though not the used.
Jaume Ollé, 8 May 2003

It seem that the correct flag should be in arch, as the previous 13 star flag.  Manufacturers would have them in semicircle with all the stars pointing to the top, Professor Uribe have them in progressive rotation. Here used a darker green. The only flag I have actually seen for Risaralda was just a green (darkish) fabric with a Coat of Arms in it.  I do not remember the Coat of Arms (if it was the same as below), If I remember correctly, the Coat of Arms had some stars in it (presumptly 13 or 14, either in the shield or around).
Carlos Thompson, 28 August 2004


Flag with Coat of Arms


image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 March 2009

Based on online magazine of the Colombian Police (pages 50 - 51).
E.R., 13 March 2009


Variants (?)


Manufacturers' variant
image by Carlos Thompson, 28 August 2004


Professor Uribe's variant
image by Carlos Thompson, 28 August 2004


Previous Flag


image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 13 May 2002


Coat of Arms


image contributed by Luis Carrillo, 7 July 2002