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image by Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 3 January 2004
I am correcting an error in the flag of La Ceja del Tambo (Antioquia), that is of the arrangement of the colours. The shield of the municipality and the descriptions of both are located in <www.laceja.gov.co>.
Shield (Coat of Arms): By Resolution 027 of September 3rd, 1956, the Municipal Council officially adopted the Coat of Arms proposed by mister Abelardo Botero Botero, as special distinction of the municipality. The shield is in oval shape, quartered and crowned by palms, cornucopias, stars as external adornments. Considered in the Resolution, shape, colors, tinctures, partitions and external symbols represent the historical past of the Municipality, its present and its physical, intelectual and religious progress. In the first quarter (dexter) there is an image of Our Lady of Carmen, patron of the Cejeno [people from La Ceja], and symbol of their religiosity. In the second quarter (sinister) it can be seen a mountain peek that enclosures a valley shaped as a semicircular elbrow, completed with a town and its church, vegetation, a river and a road that goes though it. In the third quarter (lower dexter), there is prominent an ox seen on the side, loaded by bundled bales, cut in the middle by the oval's border; besides, the farming tools represented by a plow, an axe and a hoe in saltire, that represents laboriousness of the Cejeno man. In the fourth quarter (lower sinester) over a purple filed, Hacienda El Puesto, the place where Gregorio Gutierrez Gonzales was born, a palm tree proper and a parchment with two works by the poet: "Aures" and "Canto al Maiz". In the lower motto the words: God, Home, Work.
Flag: By Resolution 044 of December 2nd, 1989, the honourable Municipal Council adopted as emblem the flag, composed by three horizontal bands of the same size with the following meaning: Yellow: Independece, wealth, souveragnity, justice, firmness and eloquence. Red: life, blood of our laborious farmers, endurace, fight, push, honour, courage, generocity and victory. Green: productivit, hope, aboundance, freedom, faith, friendship, service, respect and the fierceness of valleys and mountains.
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez (translated by Carlos Thompson), 3 January 2004
image by Dov Gutterman, 15 July 2002
Based on image at <www.gobant.gov.co>.
Dirk Schonberger, 13 July 2002
image from <www.laceja.gov.co>