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Yarumal (Antioquia, Colombia)

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by Carlos Thompson, 28 August 2004



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Overview

The official site show the flag as 1:2.
From <www.yarumal.gov.co>:
"La Bandera - Fue diseñada por don José Giraldo Bernal y aprobada junto con el himno por el Acuerdo 10 del 22 de febrero de 1983. Simboliza poder y esperanza. Consta de dos franjas horizontales de 80 centímetros de ancho y 3.5 metros de largo: la superior, de color blanco, que simboliza grandeza y pureza; la inferior de color verde esmeralda, que representa la esperanza. A su izquierda se superpone un campo de color amarillo oro, de forma triangular, cuya base se extiende desde los ángulos superior e inferior y su vértice se dirige hacia el centro de la bandera, justo en el punto donde se unen los colores blanco y verde; este campo representa la riqueza del subsuelo yarumalita. En el ve'rtice del campo triangular aparece una estrella dorada de cinco puntas para representar título de "Estrella del Norte" con el cual se conoce nuestro municipio."
Dov Gutterman, 11 August 2002

According to the description the star should be golden.
Falko Schmidt, 13 August 2002

Yarumal was founded in 1787 as San Luis de Gongora. Municipal status was granted in 1821. The current name of Yarumal comes from a local plant belonging to the Moraceae family, known in botanical Latin as Cecropia peltata L. The muncipality (3 parishes and 20 villages) has an area of 724 sq. km, 35,315 inhabitants, and its average elevation is 2,265 m a.s.l. (for the sake of comparison, the highest municipality in Europe is Saint-Véran, in the French Alps, with an elevation of 2,040 m a.s.l.).
The flag was designed by don José Giraldo Bernal and approved along with the municipal anthem by Decree #010 on 22 February 1983. The flag represents power and hope. It is made of two horizontal stripes of 80 cm x 3.5 m (which I correct as 80 cm x 3.2 m, the image on the website showing clearly a 1:2 flag). The upper white stripe represents greatness and purity. The lower emerald green stripe represents hope. The yellow triangle represents the wealth of the Yarumal underground. The golden star is the "Estrella del Norte" (Northern Star), the nickname of the municpality.
The flag shown on the website is different from the Reported Wrong Flags. The first flag we show has wrong proportion and a star too big, slightly miscoloured and slightly misplaced, whereas the second is definitively erroneous, with a misproportioned triangle and a misplaced and miscoloured star.
Ivan Sache, 14 August 2002

Acording to the site on Yarumal, Antioquia, the triangle should reach the center of the flag.  About the dimensions, I made it as 16:35 (472216) rather than 1:2 (it gives 1:21875). 
Carlos Thompson, 28 August 2004


Reported Wrong Flags

1)
by Pascal Gross, 31 October 2000

2)
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 27 July 2002

The image at http://www.gobant.gov.co/gobierno/yarcarol.htm#YARUMAL is 1:2 and the star is red.
Dirk Schonberger, 13 July 2002


Coat of Arms


from www.yarumal.gov.co, located by Dov Gutterman, 11 August 2002