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Acandi (Choco, Colombia)


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"Acandí is a town and municipality in the Chocó Department, Colombia by the Caribbean sea. The name Acandí derives from the Acandí tribe which means "River of Stones". The first foundation of the town of Acandí originated in c. 1890 by Spanish colonizers Concepcion Gomez, Fermin Avila, Jose Piestan, Jose Garrido and others with the name of San Nicolas de Titumate and was located to the left margin of the Acandí River but was constantly flooded and devastated by this river. The inhabitants moved the village to a nearby safer pleace in 1896.
The municipality of Acandí was created on August 5, 1908 by ordenance of this same year."
Acandí flag is horizontal yellow-blue-green.
Sources: wikipedia, municipal web site.
Felipe Carrillo and Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2008

See also: First Colombian Municipalities

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