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Arroyo Hondo (a.k.a. Arroyohondo) is a municipality located in
the Bolívar Department. It was founded on 31 October 1791.
The flag of Arroyo Hondo is horizontally divided white-yellow-green and charged with a Ceiba tree.
Source: municipal web site.
Dov Gutterman, 1 September 2008
Translated from municipal
"White represents peace and harmony in our municipality.
Yellow represents the agricultural and cattle resources of our communities.
Green represents the abundant vegetation of our capital and its 'corregimientos'.
The tree is a 'ceiba', a.k.a 'bonga'."
Genus Ceiba (Family Malvaceae) includes 10-20 species, the most famous of them being Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn. (kapok) and C. speciosa (A. St. -Hil., A. Juss. & Cambess.) Ravenna (floss silk tree).
See a photograph of a Colombian "bonga" at <picasaweb.google.com>.
Ivan Sache, 4 September 2008
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