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image by Dov Gutterman, 13 September 2008
Garagoa is a municipality in the Colombian Department of
Boyacá, part of the the subregion of the Neira Province. It was
founded by Captain Gonzalo Jimenez de Quesada in 1539, and was
elevated to municipal status in 1809.
The flag of Garagoa is horizontally divided red-white-blue and is charged with the coat of arms.
Source: municipal web site
Dov Gutterman, 13 September 2008
Translated from municipal
"The official flag of Garagoa, as proposed by Councillor José Joaquim Matheus Larotta on 17 December 1967, is made of three equal horizontal stripes, red, white and blue, with the municipal coat of arms in the middle.
Red represents love of motherland and an admirative tribute to the heroes who faught for it and shed their blood.
White is a symbol of dignity and authority, characteristics of the founders and the suns of the village.
Blue represents the sky above us and the abundance of water, source of richness."
The municipal coat of arms was designed by the same Councillor. It has a golden border with the inscriptions "GARAGOA SULTANA DEL VALLE DE TENZA" and a hundred-year-old ceiba representing authority. There is also a Photograph of the venerable ceiba.
Ivan Sache, 29 September 2008
image from municipal web site