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image by Pascal Gross, 20 March 2003
The flag was originally used by the State of Cundinamarca in
1813. That flag was sometimes used in the 19th century (circa
Jaume Ollé , 8 September 1996
The original flag was created on the Independence Day, 20 July
1810. It was oficially adopted on 17 July 1813 during a session
chaired by Antonio Nariño, President of the State of
Cundinamarca.. See Cundinamarca Independent
Luis Carrillo, 15 July 2002
I have been looking in the website of the Cundinamarca Governorship www.cundinamarca.gov.co
and found this about the flag: The blue is darker than the one in
above and as the bottom Flag in Use, however
the description leads: "Por Decreto de 15 de septiembre se
promulgaron y oficialmente sustituyeron a las de España. La
bandera se compone de tres colores a saber: azul celeste,
amarillo tostado y color de punzó. [By decree the 15th September
(1813) where promulgated and offitially substituing those of
Spain. The flag is composed of three colors, which are: sky
blue, burnt yellow and "punzó" color.]
What they mean with punzo I have no clue, but the description does of the blue does not match the one in the picture (no way I will call "celeste" that shade of blue).
I have never seen that yellow with gray, red and green details in the CoA that is displayed above. As far as I know, the coat of arms is black over white, as displayed on www.cundinamarca.gov.co.
In the site, there is a golden chield in the header with the same design as the coat of arms, however with no gray, red and green details. I guess any black over light surface would be valid.
In the homepage of www.cundinamarca.gov.co you can see a picture of showing the Governor giving a Cundinamarca flag to a football team. The blue is definitevely light sky blue and the coat of arms is black, with coloured details, over white.(larger picture at www.cundinamarca.gov.co/file_boletines173283.jpg.
Carlos Thompson, 20 March 2003
"Punzó" is red. Plain medium red.
António Martins, 20 March 2003
image by Eugene Ipavec, 13 March 2009
Based on online
magazine of the Colombian Police (pages 50 - 51).
E.R., 13 March 2009
by Ivan Sache, 12 July 2002
Flag of Cundinamarca in current use.
Luis Carrillo, 7 July 2002
by Ivan Sache, 12 July 2002
Flag, seal and hymn of this department
The flag looks different from the one on top:
- darker shade of blue
- thinner middle bar
- no coat of arms.
Jarig Bakker, 9 September 1999
That flag as such does not exist. It is based on a web image
that was erroneously designed -on a page that is no longer
available. I can affirm that the flag reported on this image does
not exist, has not been manufactured, and if someone sees it
he/she will never take it to represent Cundinamarca. It only
exists because whoever was in charge at the web-site did not have
web flag-waving abilities.
Jaime Vengoechea, 3 April 2003
by Ivan Sache and Luis Carrillo, 8 November 2002
The motto reads "Free and Independent Government of
Cundinamarca" and that the coat of arms is similar to the
one used by the Cundinamarca Independent
State, except that the white field is now yellow.
Ivan Sache, 8 November 2002