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image by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2008
El Cantón del San Pablo (a.k.a Cantón del San Pablo) is a municipality in the Chocó Department. It was established on 23 May 1994.
El Cantón del San Pablo flag is horizontal green-yellow-black.
Information in Spanish as follows: "Verde: representa la naturaleza que esta al rededor nuestro. Amarillo: representa la riqueza de nuestra tierra (oro y platino). Negro: representa nuestra raza (nuestra etnia)."
Source: <www.elcantondesanpablo-choco.gov.co>, <www.cantondesanpablo.gov.co>.
Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2008
"Green represents the nature surrounding us. Yellow represents the richness of our soil (gold and platinum). Black represents our race (our ethny)."
"Gold and platinum" are also invoked in the municipal anthem, written by Leonor Diaz. However, the "Economy" section of the municipal website states that the main source of income in Cantón del San Pablo are agriculture and forestry (and, potentially, ecotourism), mining being developed "on a very reduced scale."
Mining seems to have been mostly performed by panning the ore-containing waters of River San Pablo (and is still performed this way, as shown on photographies available on the municipal website, either with a pan or a sluice box, as a family business rather than mining industry).
The "Culture" section of the municipal website states that the inhabitants of Cantón del San Pablo are mostly of (remote) African origin.
The municipal flag forms the border (except on the top) of the municipal coat of arms, which shows the local landscape, including the river and a washing pan (in Spanish, "batea").
Ivan Sache, 3 August 2008
image from <www.elcantondesanpablo-choco.gov.co>