Last modified: 2008-09-13 by dov gutterman
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image by Dov Gutterman, 10 August 2008
The municipality of Mercaderes is in Cauca Department. It was
founded on 24 December 1535.
The flag of Mercaderes is horizontally divided yellow-white-green.
Source: Municipal website.
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carillo, 10 August 2008
Translated from Municipal
"Yellow represents richness; the main economical activity of the municipality, corn, is the source of the nickname "Corn Capital of Colombia".
White symbolizes peace and harmony of the villagers.
Green represents the mountains, "mecestas" and the green valleys of Mercaderes Cauca."
Ivan Sache, 17 August 2008
image from Municipal website