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Coquimbo region (Chile)

Región IV de Coquimbo

Last modified: 2016-04-30 by alex garofolo
Keywords: iv región | coquimbo | elquí | choapa | limari |
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Coquimbo regional flag
image by Rob Raeside , 23 Oct 2013

TYPE: Regional government flag.
USAGE: -S-/---
RATIO: 2:3
ADOPTED: 23 October 2013

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About the Flag

Esta sintetiza las características espaciales, geográficas y climáticas de la zona, quedando plasmada en la imágen que resalta los tres valles transversales, los cerros redondeados, el contraste entre los valles, el agua a través de los cauces de los ríos, embalses y el mar.

"Hoy es un hito muy importante, tenemos un hito que nos representa, es importante identificarse con este símbolo, sentirse orgulloso. Es un tema tranversal que escapa a lo colors políticos. Es regionalización". — Intendente regional, José Manuel Fuenzalida

El Observatodo external link, 29 Dec 2013

This flag synthesizes the spacial, geographic and climatic characteristics of the region by capturing the valleys that cross the territory, the hills that surround it, the contrast between the valleys, and the water that runs through the riverbeds, reservoirs and the into sea.

"Today is a very important milestone for us, we have a milestone that represents us, it is important to identify us with this symbol, to feel proud. This is a diverse theme that eludes political colours. It is regionalization." — Regional Intendent José Manuel Fuenzalida
Translation by Alex Garofolo, 25 Jan 2013

Coat of Arms

Coquimbo reg. arms
image by Jaume Ollé, 20 Jun 2000

The shield shows the three provinces which make up the region: Elqui, Limari and Choapa. The dots on the map correspond to their seats, I guess. There’s also three stars, a fish on a stylized river, a book, a cornucopia, a bunch of grapes and a flower. According to Gustavo Tracchia, the flag background is very dark blue.
António Martins, 20 Jun 2000

I received the information from Coquimbo regional government about 7 or 8 years ago I believe that image was also available in one of the 8 issues of Flag Report [frp] that were availables in the net and with image complet information.
Jaume Ollé, 27 Nov 2003

The Coat of Arms was not altered or replaced when the new flag of 2013 was adopted.
Alex Garofolo, 25 Jan 2016

Previous Flag

Coquimbo reg. flag
image by Mello Luchtenberg, 05 Jul 2003

The original flag of Coquimbo Region was a blue field carrying the Coat of Arms. It was replaced in 2013.
Alex Garofolo, 25 Jan 2016

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