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Puerto Bolívar Parish (Sucumbíos, Ecuador)

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image by Ivan Sache, 18 September 2018

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The parish of Puerto Bolívar was established on 30 April 1969, as Puerto Montufar / Puerto Rodríguez. Most of its inhabitants belong to the Siona people, whose territory (130,331 ha) stretches over Putamayo and Cuyabeno cantons; most of the territory (119,951 ha; 92%) belongs to the Cuyabeno Fauna Reserve.
Parish website
Ivan Sache, 18 September 2018

The Flag

The flag of Puerto Bolívar is horizontally divided green-blue-white with the parish's coat of arms in the center.
Green represents the forest and its fauna.
Electric blue represents the sky and water.
White represents the purity of the local people.
Parish website

The coat of arms of Puerto Bolívar is a seal-like emblem with a concentric green - inscribed "CANYON PUTUMAYO" -, blue, and white - inscribed "GOBIERNO AUTONOMO DECENTRALIZADO PARROQUILA DE PUERTO BOLIVAR" - border.
In the center are featured on a white background a bat, tow spears used to hunt big game, a boa representing the power of the lake and two guacamayos (ara macaws) representing the sound of the forest.
Parish website
Ivan Sache
, 18 September 2018