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image by Dov Gutterman, 10 August 2008
The municipality of Puracé (a.k.a Puracé-Cocunuco) is in
Cauca Department. It was founded on 1 December 1840.
The flag of Puracé is horizontally divided yellow-white-blue-green.
Source: Municipal website.
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carillo, 10 August 2008
The source is incomplete, describing the order of the coloured
stripes but addressing only the white stripe, as folows:
"White represents an important product, milk; peace in the
region; snow of the volcano Purac?; faith, hope and radiating
light provided by God."
Volcano Puracé (~ 4,650 m) is one of the most active volcanos in Colombia. Largest eruptions occurred in 1849, 1869 and 1885, while the most recent one occurred on 19 March 1977. See Global Volcanism Program website.
Ivan Sache, 26 August 2008