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La Vega (Cauca, Colombia)

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image by Dov Gutterman, 10 August 2008

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The municipality of La Vega is in Cauca Department. It was founded on 9 September 1777.
The flag of La Vega is green with blue diagonal stripe (bottom hoist to upper fly) and charged with the municipal coat of arms on white disk.
Source: Municipal website
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carillo, 10 August 2008

Translated from Municipal website:
"- Green: our abundant fauna and flora;
- Blue: our various rivers and brooks."
The coat of arms is made of an horizontally divided white-yellow shield. The white part is charged with a black condor standing over geen mountains. Condors have indeed ben observed for a few years in the mountains of La Vega. The yellow part is charged with two branches of coffee, representing the main crop in the warm part of the municipality.
The shield is flanked by wheat ears, representing the main crop in the cold part of the municipality. The shield is charged in the middle with a white oval bearing the building of the "Planta de la Normal Antigua", founded 51 years ago as the first educational institution in the village.
Ivan Sache, 30 August 2008

Coat of Arms

image from Municipal website