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Luruaco (Atlantico, Colombia)

Municipio de Luruaco

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image by Ivan Sache, 9 August 2008

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The Flag

Luruaco is a municipality in Department of Atlantico, Colombia. It was founded on 16 May 1533.
The flag of Luruaco is blue with wide green border. The blue rectangle is diagonally divided with white stripe and is charged with yellow oval device (see: Flag at Municipal web site).
Source: municipal web site.
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carillo, 2 August 2008

The Spanish colonists called the place "Hacienda San José de Luruaco", after the name of a local cacique, Uruaco. In 1914, the settlement was granted the status of "corregimiento" and incorporated into the municipality of Sabanalarga. On 16 May 1953, the settlement was renamed "Urdaneta Arbelae"z and granted the municipal status. The Departmental Assembly restored the antique name "San José de Luruaco" on 17 December 1954. Decree (of the Departmental Assembly?) #40 of 16 December 1964 eventually fixed the borders of the municipality.
Translated from municipal web site:
"Our flag, created by the painter Gilberto Rodríguez Avila, is described as follows: A green rectangle, as the symbol of the green hills that surround us; inside it, another, blue rectangle, representing the watercourses of our municipality, with a white stripe diagonally crossing the rectangle. In the middle, a yellow circle representing on the one hand the sun enlightening our region and on the other hand our gastronomic treasure, the "arepa con huevo". [The flag was] created in 2002."
"Arepas con huevo" (lit. "corn cake with egg) are egg-filled corn cakes, a speciality from the Colombian Carribean coast. Luruaco is recognized as the crdle of the "arepa con huva". Try the recipe kindly explained by Patricia McCausland-Gallo at <>, or follow the video on YouTube.
Both the sun and the "arepa con huevo" are circular and not oval. As said in the description, the yellow device in the middle of the flag should most probably be a disk rather than an oval. The images given on the Colombian municipal websites are often erroneous in some details.
Ivan Sache, 9 August 2008

Flag at Municipal web site

image by Dov Gutterman, 2 August 2008

Coat of Arms

image from municipal web site