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Floridablanca (Santander, Colombia)

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image by Jens Pattke, 14 August 2004

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Two versions of the flag of  Floridablanca (Santander): one (above) at <> and other reported flag at <>.
Dov Gutterman, 13 August 2004

The first version is from the mayor's office of Floridablanca, Santander (Province of Soto), Colombia. The description of the flag translates: "The flags is composed of one single strip of green color, meaning the wealth and fertility of her lands, thus consacrated since the memorable times in which Hacienda la Palmita or Mano del Negro was known, and in virtue of hope companing people from Floridablanca...The flag will show in its center the king star (the Sun), theme of worship of the Guane culture, which prevailed in this ragion, and as symbol of progress in this municipality.   It says that the flag was adopted by decree number 003, the 4th November 1977 (in conmemoration of the 160 years of fundation of the parish).   The second version is a from medical facility and it also describes the flag as green with a sun in its center.  It reports a different decree number (083), also from November 1977.  (Both sites agree that the Coat of Arms was adopted by decree 085, the 7th November 1977, so I suppose Guane Clinic's site is more correct than the Mayor Office's site).   I do not know enough of Guane culture (or the actual decree), but it seems to me that the picture at the Mayor's Office's site show a more ethincal representation of the Sun (an spiral sun), while the Guane Clinic's site show a more "modern" one (one with pointing rays).  So far as both sites are concerned, there is no description of how the sun should be represented (not even a description of its color). Note that in the site of the Mayor's office has another page at <> showing a flag with a sun with pointing rays. Floridablanca, in Soto province, department of Santander, is part of the metropolitan area of Bucaramanga.
Carlos Thompson, 14 August 2004

Reported Flag

image by Jens Pattke, 14 August 2004

Coat of Arms

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