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Olmedo Canton (Loja, Ecuador)

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 image by Ivan Sache, 12 September 2018

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Olmedo canton (6,368 inhabitants) was established on 24 February 1997, separating from Paltas.
The canton's namesake is the lawyer Joaquín de Olmedo (1780-1847), first President of the Free Province of Guayaquil (1820-1822) and first Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador (1830-1831). A noted poet, Olmedo wrote several patriotic works (Canción del 9 de octubre [1821], considered as the first Ecuadorian anthem; Canto a Bolivár [1825]; Canción del 10 de agosto [1837], which inspired the present-day national anthem; Obras poéticas [1848]); he is also credited the design of the flag of Guayaquil.
Ivan Sache, 12 September 2018

The Flag

The flag of Olmedo is horizontally divided green-yellow-green.
Canton website
Ivan Sache, 12 September 2018