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La Unión Parish (Esmeraldas, Ecuador)

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image by Ivan Sache, 9 September 2018

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The parish of La Unión (36,460 inhabitants) is composed of 27 urban boroughs (11,705 inh.) and 63 rural settlements (24,755 inh.).

La Unión originates in the establishment in Quito in 1943 of Colonia Unión Nacional Ecuatoriana, registered in 1945 to settle new agricultural lands in Santo Domingo de Los Colorados, Manabí and El Oriente. Thousand hectares were purchased from the government in Santo Domingo, where 25 households were established on 10 August 1946.
Parish website
Ivan Sache, 9 September 2018

The Flag

The flag of La Unión was designed by Ramón Mendoza, representing Colegio La Unión, who won the public contest organized on 19 December 2000 by the parish administration.

The flag, in dimension 1 m x 1.5 m, is composed of four horizontal stripes and four colors, arranged as follows:
1. An orange ocher stripe of 7.5 cm, placed horizontally in the upper and lower parts of the flag;
2. An emerald green stripe of 7.5 cm, placed horizontally in the upper and lower part of the flag, next to the ocher stripes.
3. A white stripe of 70 cm covering the central part of the flag.
4. In the upper left part of the flag, a green panel of 40 cm x 40 cm charged with a yellow sun covering 50% of its area.

White, the predominating color on the flag, is a symbol of peace, glory and liberty offered to the people by the Esmeraldas martyrs. White form also the upper part of the provincial flag.

Orange ocher is a symbol of diverse processed products, such as African palm, passion fruit, ripe bananas and other products that represent the main source of income for the parish.

Green is a synthesis of the exuberant vegetation that can be seen in the four wind-rose directions, and also the symbol of the aspiration to a better future promised by the generosity of the natural environment.
The sun rises between the mountains at the East. In its daily course, the sun allows the working man to grow diverse crops.
Parish website
Ivan Sache, 9 September 2018