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Riosucio (Caldas, Colombia)

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by Falko Schmidt, 18 July 2002

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The image is based on Gaceta de Banderas 15, "Simbolos Patrios" Gobernación de Caldas, Secretaríade Educación Departamental.
Dirk Schonberger, 18 July 2002

I must stress that this source is a poor indicator of the actual proportions of the municipal flags. Some flags are just annexed to the CoA's in a square proportion. Two of these flags were presented previously in a 2:1 proportion.  Many of these flags could be such.  I think it will be wise to place a note that indicates that the true proportions of these flags could be 2:1 also.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 27 July 2002

Coat of Arms

from , located by Jens Pattke, 19 July 2002

Riosucio Cultural Institute

by Ivan Sache, 19 August 2002

INSTITUTO CULTURAL RIOSUCIO - The Institute was founded in November 1966 by Decree #148. It is located in the Municipality of Riosucio, in the western part of the departemnt of Caldas.
The flag is made of three horizontal stripes yellow-gold, black and red with an equal basis [i.e. with an esual width along the hoist], the black stripe ending in a point. Yellow means wealth, black science and wisdom, and red love.
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Ivan Sache and Dov Gutterman, 19 August 2002

Considering that "Riosucio" (or rather "río sucio") means "dirty river" I may wonder that the black triangle may stand also for something else...
Anto'nio Martins, 22 August 2002