Last modified: 2008-06-21 by dov gutterman
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image by Jaume Ollé, 8 September 1996
El Oro is a province in the southern coastal area on the border with Peru. It belongs to Costa region. Capital is Machala.
}eljko Heimer, 15 July 1996
Flag and Coat of Arms could be seen at <www.explored.com.ec> .
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001
image by }eljko Heimer , 15 July 1996 (flag according to W.Smith (insecure))
I had a look in my sources. Smith 1975 [smi75c] shows the flag of El Oro with no comment about it. Smith 1985 ([smi85], the Spanish version of [smi80]) shows the same flag but with a footnote "There are doubts concerning several of these flags". Alvarez et.al. 1986 [alv86], a South American source, appears to have simply copied Smith 1975 and shows the flag with no comment.
Maybe Smith reported some Ecuatorian flag which was spotted at El Oro but was not the El Oro flag? Maybe that flag had some relationship with the one I spotted (same flag, no canton, lighter green) as Ecuatorian UFE?
Santiago Dotor, 29 January 2001
image by Jaume Ollé
image from <www.explored.com.ec>, located by Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001