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Istmina (Choco, Colombia)

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image by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2008

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Istmina is a municipality and town in the Chocó Department, Colombia. The town of Istmina was founded on 8 March 1834 by Juan Nepomuceno Mosquera, initially with the name of San Pablo. The name was changed in 1903 to Istmina, a contraction of isthmus and minas (mines), two characteristics of the area.
Istmina flag is vertical green-white-blue tricolor.
Sources: wikipedia, municipal web site.
Felipe Carillo and Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2008

Translated from this web site: "The flag of the municipality of Istmina is made of three colours, blue, white and green. Green covers half of the flag [this statement contrdicts the images] and represents the forest richness, white represents the strong desire for peace and blue represents the rivers of the municipality."
Ivan Sache, 3 August 2008