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Bolivar (Cauca, Colombia)


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image by Dov Gutterman, 10 August 2008

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The municipality of Bolívar is in Cauca Department. It was founded on 10 December 1794.
The flag of Bolívar is horizontally divided green-red with yellow bar at the hoist, about half the length of the flag.
Source: Municipal website
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carillo, 10 August 2008

Further description from the municipal website:
"The flag is made of a rectangle divided into three parts. One half of the rectangle is vertical, yellow, representing the resources of our municipality. The other half is divided into two equal rectangles; the upper rectangle is green, symbolizing the greenness of our mountains, parts of the Colombian Massif; the lower rectangle is red, symbolizing the blood shed by our heroes during the battles for the independence of our country."  
The Colombian Massif ("Macizo Colombiano") is the part of Colombian Andes located in the Departments of Cauca and Nariño. Most hydric resources of the north of the country have their source in the massif, nicknamed the Hydric Star of Colombia ("estrella hídrica de Colombia").
Ivan Sache, 15 August 2008

Coat of Arms

image from Municipal website