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Espíndola Canton (Loja, Ecuador)

Cantón Espíndola

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Espíndola canton (51,422 ha) is located in the south of Loja Province, on the border with Peru, here, river Espíndola.
The canton was established by Supreme Decree No. 95, acted on 21 January 1971 and published on 27 January 1971 in the official gazette No. 150.
Ivan Sache, 11 September 2018


The flag and arms of Espíndola are prescribed by a Municipal Resolution adopted on 18 November 1971.

Article 1.
The flag is composed with harmony, using the colors of the coat of arms.

Article 2. Colors.
Yellow: Symbol of splendor and the sun.
Blue: Symbol of loyalty, sky, beauty, truth like the river's water and the sky clearness.
Green: Symbol of hope, vegetation, clearly indicating the crops produced by the rich soil: sugar cane, coffee, pastures etc, which constitute a source of income.
Two Greek symbols at the beginning and end of the homeland, Alpha and Omega, located at each end of the green stripe.

Article 3. Proportions
The flag shall have the following dimensions, in compliance with the laws of heraldry.

Article 4.
The flag shall be divided into four equal parts, the 3/4 corresponding to the two outer yellow stripes and the green central stripes and the last fourth corresponding to the two blue stripes adjacent to the green stripe, which represents the rivers bordering the wide fields of Espíndola.

Article 5.
The flag of Espíndola shall be hoisted only on the canton's commemorative days, especially the anniversary of its establishment.
Canton website
Ivan Sache, 11 September 2018

Coat of Arms

from, located by Dov Gutterman, 16 March 2004