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Esmeraldas Province (Ecuador)

Provincia de Esmeraldes

Last modified: 2021-02-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Esmeraldas provincial flag (Ecuador)] 1:2 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 May 2016

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The Province

Esmeraldas is northernmost province of Ecuador, in Costa region on border with Columbia. Capital is Esmeraldas.
Željko Heimer, 15 July 1996

The Flag

Flag and coat of arms could be seen at
Jarig Bakker, 26 Jan 2001

The flag is shown on a photo taken on 21 February 2007 and contributed to Flickr on 25 March 2007 by "fotospresidencia2". The flag on the left of the photo is the provincial flag of Esmeraldas, but with the coat of arms added in the middle.The flags displayed on the stand are expected to be official since the visitor was Rafael Correa, President of the Republic.
Ivan Sache, 29 December 2009

Variant of Flag

[Esmeraldas provincial flag w/ CoA (Ecuador)] 1:2 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016

According to a report by Ivan Sache, 29 Dec 2009, the flag does include the coat of arms on its middle. The reported photo shows a smallish size for it, the width of the shield top visibly shorter than its distance to the flag top edge. For this design I used the coat of arms image by Jarig Bakker, 26 Jan 2001.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 29 May 2016

Coat of Arms

[Esmeraldas provincial CoA (Ecuador)] image located by Jarig Bakker, 26 Jan 2001

French shield fimbriated golden, in front a man seen from behind holding a torch flamed red by his risen right arm, behind the man's head an impending cornucopia, at either edge banana trees, behind the man a bunch of green bananas at sinister and other fruit fallen(?) from the cornucopia, in background a blue sea under a blue sky with a rising yellow sun. The cornucopia usually is symbolising abundance, rising sun and torch may refer to liberation, but that is only speculative.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2021

Esmeraldas (Provincial Capital)

Esmeraldas Canton and City, full name: San Mateo de las Esmeraldas, capitol of the canton and the province as well, share their symbols with the province. "Esmeraldas" means "emeralds", the green stripe on the flags is thus representing the name.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Feb 2021

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