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Ocú (Herrera, Panama)

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image by Ivan Sache, 4 June 2019

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The District of Ocú (15,539 in inhabitants in 2010, 7,006 inhabitants in the town of Ocú; 61,840 ha) is located in the west of the Province of Herrera.
Ivan Sache, 4 June 2019


The flag of Ocú is prescribed by Agreement No. 42, adopted on 13 December 2018 by the Municipal Council and published on 21 December 2018 in the Panamá official gazette, No. 28681.
1. The design of the flag of the District of Ocú is approved. The winner was the young Johnerick Jesús Rodríguez Higher, No. 6-718-1063, under the pseudonym "Manito John", who designed a flag composed of red, golden yellow, and blue vertical rectangles, and, in the center, eight white stars surrounding the sun rising over Cerro Tijeras.

The author infers that the red color symbolizes force and represents the color characteristic of the district’s patron saint, St. Sebastian, its festival being celebrated on 20 January, when the celebrations introduce our culture and agricultural sector to tour guests.
The golden yellow color represents the farmer’s energy and enthusiasm.
The blue color represents the region’s sinuous rivers.
Blue and yellow are the colors characteristic of the Province of Herrera.
Cerro Tijeras symbolized the topography, being the district’s highest place; its greenness represents the crops and ecosystems. The sun represents the farmer’s morning. This recalls that Ocú is not only home of the Manito National Festival but also an ever growing agricultural sector.
White represents union, progress and peace, while the eight five-pointed stars arranged in a circle represents the eight corregimientos forming the district.

Photos, Cerro Tijeras
Ivan Sache, 4 June 2019

Coat of Arms

image by Fred Drews, 4 November 2018