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Fray Mamerto Esquiú Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

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Flag of the Fray Mamerto Esquiu Department by Manuel Angel Acevedo, 20 May 2017
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Ciudad de San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

Fray Mamerto Esquiú is a department of Catamarca Province in Argentina. This provincial subdivision has a population of about 11,000 inhabitants in an area of 280 sqkm, and its capital city is San José. The department is named after the patriot and servant of God, friar Mamerto Esquiú (1826-1883)

Tomorrow, July 9 (2008), the department Fray Mamerto Esquiú addition to revive a new declaration of National Independence, a historic event live, as will the delivery of the departmental flag to all educational establishments, institutions and other organizations located in the department He's in the Constitution.

The meaning of the flag is the following:

At the center of teaching combines the present and past. The silhouette of the famous friar who gives name to our department surrounded by the outline of a dome of the many churches relics representing the past.

The cactus sentinel proud of the hills that guard the present.

All of these Sayala settled on the (brown) as significant for the inhabitants of this land, bordered by an Indian guard representing the first inhabitants of this place.

All this resting on the white and blue of our national ensign, meaning also the celestial lower left corner of the Pirquitas dike and the river valley that supplies our department. The sky's upper right corner represents our limpid sky reminds us that the mantle of our brunette mother.

The flag design was done by Manuel Angel Acevedo and selected through a competition between June 11 and July 13, 2007.

The establishment was approved by the Deliberating Council in Fray Mamerto Esquiú.
Valentin Poposki, 19 Dec 2008

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