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Guayabal de Siquima (Cundinamarca, Colombia)

Guayabal de Síquima

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by Carlos Thompson, 21 December 2004

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The flag of Guayabal de Síquima. Only this municipality and Guayabetal have a "guava" color in its flags. The "guava" is a light red, in RGB scale is 255-96-96. In spanish it means "guayaba" and is a fruit of hot and medium weathers.
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 16 April 2004

Both the tree and the edible fruit are called "guava" in English. In French and Dutch, the difference between the tree and the fruit is expressed ("goyavier" and "goyave", "guaveboom" and "guave", respectively).
"Guava" is the name given to the fruit by the Caribbean natives. The Spaniards transformed it in to "guayaba", which gave the French "goyave" via "goulave".
The guava (Psidium guyava) belongs to genus Psidium, family Myrtaceae, order Myrtales. The members of the Myrtaceae are aromatical trees or shrubs. Most of them are tropical, except the myrtle (Myrtus communis) which has survived in the Mediterranean areas. Among the Myrtales of economical interest are the clove tree (Syzygium aromaticum), the niauli tree (Melaleuca virdiflora), the all-spice tree (Pimenia acris), and the Eucalyptus. There is in Africa a wild tree whose non-edible fruit look like guavas, called "goyavier de brousse" (brush guava).
Sources: Grand Robert de la Langue Francaise; Encyclopaedia Universalis.
Ivan Sache, 17 April 2004

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"Forma rectangular, dividida en dos franjas horizontales, en la misma proporción. Sus colores hacen alusión al origen del nombre del municipio.
El color superior blanco, es la paz que anhelan los habitantes de este municipio, de esta patria y del mundo.
El inferior es de color guayaba, representa la región que antiguamente era una gran hacienda muy rica en la producción de esta fruta. En el centro una corona de hojas con un rostro indígena Panche en homenaje a ese guerrero que se llamó Síquima, cuya palabra es la segunda parte del nombre del municipio."
Felipe Carrillo, 20 November 2004

Coat of Arms

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