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El Trébol

[municipal flag] image located by Ivan Sache, 4 June 2020

The municipality of El Trébol (11,086 inhabitants in 2010; 34,400 ha) is located 180 km south-west of Santa Fe. El Trébol is composed of three settlements that were established independently from each other (Pueblo Passo - 1889, El Trébol - 1890, and Tais - 1892) and merged to form the municipality of El Trébol by a Provincial Decree issued in 1894.

On 15 January 1890, the Argentine Central Railways (Ferrocaril Central Argentina) inaugurated the Cańada de Gómez - Las Yerbas railway. The first train dropped in El Trébol 60 people who would establish the first settlement. The railway was built with British capital. As a reward, three stations were named for the symbols of Britain: Las Rosas (The Roses), for England; Los Cardos (The Thistles), for Scotland; and El Trébol (The Clover) for Ireland. In 1895, El Trébol counted 333 inhabitants in the urban nucleus and another 3,303 in rural areas, where the Compańía Argentina de Tierra e Inversiones had set plots on land acquired from Marcelino Freyres.
Municipal website

The flag of El Trébol was adopted on 16 May 2020.
The flag, selected by a jury among 33 proposals, was designed by Fausto Cena, a 10-years old pupil of Escuela Laprida.

The flag is divided into three diagonal stripes running from the upper hoist to the lower fly, from top to bottom, celestial blue-golden yellow-red, separated from each other by a white fimbriation. A green clover leaf fimbriated in white is placed in canton, with its upper lobe pointing towards the flag's upper left corner.

The three lobes of the clover leaf represent the three settlements that originally formed El Trébol (Pueblo Passo, El Trébol and Tais). The location of the clover leaf at the design's vanishing point emphasizes the equal contribution of all inhabitants to the development of El Trébol.
Blue represents abundance, spiritual life and knowledge.
Red represents memory (who we were, who we are), valiance, force and power.
Yellow represents optimism, rejuvenation, glee and felicity (the sun).
Green represents the natural environment, fertility and hope.
The flag also features the colors of the national (celestial blue, white and golden yellow) and provincial flag (blue, white, red and yellow). These are also the colors used by different schools of the town, such as Escuela de Enseńanza Secundaria Orientada No. 210 (yellow and green), Escuela de Educación Secundaria Técnico Profesional No. 343 (white, blue, red and green), and Instituto Superior No. 23 (blue, red, yellow and green), and sports clubs, such as Trebolense (celestial blue and white), El Expreso (green and white), and San Lorenzo (blue and red).

The flag represents a path illuminated by the sun. The path has a very important role in the development of the society, heading to the clover, which is the symbol identifying the municipality.
El Trébol Digital, 16 May 2020

The flag was unveiled on 19 January 2020, during the celebration of the 130th anniversary of the town.
El Trébol Digital, 20 January 2020
Radio El Trébol, 20 January 2020
Caminos y Pueblos, 23 January 2020
El Trébol Digital, 17 February 2020

Ivan Sache, 4 June 2020