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Magdalena Department (Colombia)

Departamento de Magdalena

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image by Jose Antonio Jiménez Ruiz, 19 May 2020

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According to,  Department Magdalena now has 30 stars on the flag. (a star = a municipio).
Jens Pattke, 17 January 2004

The coat of arms of the Department of Magdalena was adopted in late XIX century, by a design submitted by local painter Alvaro Corvacho.
Source: official website of the Government of the Department of Magdalena.
E.R., 4 January 2008

The following text is also collected on the official page: "The bands in azure and gules symbolize the integrity and firmness of the Magdalene soul, grounded in justice and loyalty (azure), virtues and characters that allow historical continuity to the liberating feat. The 30 stars represent the municipalities and the District that comprise it."
Jose Antonio Jimenez Ruiz, 19 May 2020

Coat of Arms

image from Wikipedia

Previous 21 Stars Flag

image by Carlos Thompson, 8 May 2003

The 21 stars represent the 21 municipalities of the department.
Jaume Ollé, 8 September 1996

There are no stars in the top or bottom stripes.
Source - Whitney Smith: "All världens flaggor", 1980 (Flags and Arms across the World).
Marcus Wendel, 9 September 1999