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Portoviejo Canton (Manabi, Ecuador)

Cantón Portoviejo

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image by Pascal Gross and Ivan Sache, 18 October 2008


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The canton was formed on 25 June 1824..
The flag of Portoviejo is presented on the municipal website.
Designed by Tomás Chávez Valenzuela, from Guayaquil, the flag of Portoviejo is quartered blue with two horizontal white stripes (the colours of the flag of Guayaquil), green, red and white.
The colours of the flag of Guayaquil recalls the influence of the 9 October 1820 events [The flag of Guayaquil has three white stars in the central blue star, symbolizing the three hotspots of the anti-colonial uprising of 9 October 1820, Guayaquil, Portoviejo and Machala] on the inhabitants of Manabí, and, especially, on those of Portoviejo.
Green represents the exuberance of the valley. Red represents the blood shed by the inhabitants in their struggle for obtaining and defending freedom. White represents the transparent sky, the soul, the spirit and the thoughts of the inhabitants, as well as the white sunrises.
A photograph available on the municipal website shows the flag in the meeting room of the Town Hall: Another photograph, showing the flag behind the mayor, confirms that the stripes in the first quarter should be light blue.
Ivan Sache, 18 October 2008

Coat of Arms

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

The coat of arms is described on the municipal website.
Ivan Sache, 18 October 2008