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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 2 September 2002
Sonso'n is in Antioquia department. Flag is yellow over green. Info in Spanish and CoA at http://www.sonson.gov.co.
Dov Gutterman, 10 May 2002
Translated from http://www.sonson.gov.co/emblemas.htm:
"Flag of Sonsón - In session in the month of July of 1948 preliminary to the celebration of the feast of the maize, in the society of public improvements, sculptor Don Rómulo Carvajal proposed the adoption of a flag for Sonsón. Assigned to himself the mission, and by means of some consultations on heraldry, he presented/displayed to consideration of the honorable members in session of the same month, the following symbol: In two horizontal strips of equal size the colors gualda and black-green with the following meaning: Gualda above, or yellow golden, like the ancestral symbol of our native wealth, mining wealth and simultaneously as an expression of the culture of the maize, one of the main agricultural sources of the place and whose name takes the folkloric celebration. Black-green below, or dark-green, like the symbol of exalted nobility and extension of our mountains, accord with the color that is symbol of Antioquía. With the previous exposition of motives, the Society of Public Improvements approved the proposal and from that year it officially became the flag of Sonsón. Despite this, the hymn and the flag of Sonsón were only officially adopted by the Municipal Council, by means of agreement 012 of May 23, 1997."
It talks about a golden yellow and dark-green colors, not a plain yellow & green colors.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 2 September 2002
image from http://www.sonson.gov.co/emblemas.htm , located by Dov Gutterman