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Chameza (Casanare, Colombia)


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Chámeza is a municipality in Casanare Department. It was founded on 10 March 1843, municipality since 1956.
The flag of Chámeza is quartered per saltire red-green and charged with a brick tower at its center. The tower is used for production of salt.
Source: municipal web site
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carillo, 15 August 2008

Translated from municipal web site:
"The tower represents salt production, red the blood shed for the liberation of our great nation, and the green stripes the prosperity of our land."  
The tower is portrayed with more details on the municipal coat of arms, adopted by Municipal Decree No. 8 on 8 March 2005 (probably also prescribing the flag).
As expected, Chámeza is mostly know in the Casanare department for its salt deposits, exploited by micro-companies (as I understand, by familiy- oriented workshops, not by big industrial companies).
Ivan Sache, 30 August 2008

Coat of Arms

image from municipal web site