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El Oro Province (Ecuador)

Provincia de El Oro

Last modified: 2012-01-20 by zoltán horváth
Keywords: ecuador | el oro | costa | machala |
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[Flag of El Oro]
image by Jaume Ollé, 8 September 1996



See also:

Cantons (Capitals):


The Province

El Oro is a province in the southern coastal area on the border with Peru. It belongs to Costa region. Capital is Machala.
Željko Heimer, 15 July 1996

Flag and Coat of Arms could be seen at <www.explored.com.ec> .
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001

The El Oro Province (Oro = Gold) is the southernmost of Ecuador's coastal provinces. It has been named that way because of its historically important gold production. It is one of the worlds major banana exporters. The capital is Machala. The province is divided in 14 cantons and features a wide range of attractions, such as the Jambelí Islands, the petrified forest of the Puyango River, and the island of Santa Clara, to name a few.
Jens Pattke, 3 October 2008


Previously Reported Two WRONG Flags

1)[Flag of El Oro]
image by Željko 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

2)[Flag of El Oro]
image by Jaume Ollé


Coat of Arms


image from <www.explored.com.ec>, located by Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001