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Puerto Lopez Canton (Manabi, Ecuador)

Cantón Puerto López

Last modified: 2021-08-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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The canton was formed on 31 August 1994.
The flag and the coat of arms are shown as drawings on a PDF document available on the website of the Association of Ecuadorian Municipalities.
Ivan Sache, 18 October 2008


The flag of Puerto López is horizontally divided green-white-blue.
Green represents the vegetation and the abundant agriculture of Machalilla National Park*.
White represents the purity of the inhabitants and the legacy of the pre-Colombian cultures, like Manteña, Machalilla and Valdivia.
Blue represents the sea, source of work and income for our people.

*Zona Marina Parque Nacional Machalilla. 14,430 ha.
A complex of shallow coastal waters, sandy beaches and off-shore islands fringed by coral reefs. The site includes the mouths of several seasonal rivers and streams and remnant dry tropical forest. Archaeologically interesting with evidence of civilizations dating from 3,000 B.C. to 1526 A.D. The area supports an important fishery, provides habitat for a breeding colony of seabirds, and nesting beaches for marine turtles. Human activities include subsistence agriculture, livestock raising, and tree harvesting for firewood and charcoal.
Ramsar Sites Information Service
Ivan Sache, 14 September 2018

Coat of Arms

image from <> (defunct), located by Pascal Gross, 23 June 2000