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Rocafuerte Canton (Manabi, Ecuador)

Cantón Rocafuerte

Last modified: 2018-11-17 by zoltán horváth
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image by Ivan Sache, 14 September 2018



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Overview

The canton was formed on 20 October 1822.
The flag and the coat of arms are shown as drawings on a PDF document available on the website of the Association of Ecuadorian Municipalities.
Falko Schmidt, 4 July 2007 and Ivan Sache, 18 October 2008


Flag

The flag of Rocafuerte, proposed in 1957 by Antonio Cedeņo Arteaga, then Vice-President of the Canton Council, was unanimously approved by the Council.
The flag is composed of of two horizontal green and white stripes of equal size. Green is in the upper part, while white is in the lower
part. At 1/3 from the right is placed the vertex of a yellow triangle.

Green symbolizes the soil fertility, mostly used for agriculture. The stripe is charged with three golden stars representing the three rural
parishes of Tosagua, Bachillero and Estancilla.
White represents the moral values of the people. The white stripe is charged with a big yellow star representing the urban parish of
Rocafuerte, the canton's capital.
The yellow triangle represents the resources provided by agriculture.
http://www.rocafuerte.gob.ec/index.php/component/k2/item/34-la-bandera
Canton website
Ivan Sache
, 14 September 2018


Original Flag

image by Ivan Sache, 14 September 2018

The flag was published in 1959 in the review "Rocafuerte en Marcha", matching the original description. The design was subsequently amended, the triangle being moved to the hoist. The official date of adoption of the new design, if any, is not known.
http://www.rocafuerte.gob.ec/index.php/component/k2/item/34-la-bandera
Canton website
Ivan Sache
, 14 September 2018


Flag with four stars

image by Ivan Sache, 14 September 2018

Following the establishment of Tosagua canton, to which the two other rural parishes were allocated, the three stars that once symbolized these parishes were removed by Municipal Resolution.
http://www.rocafuerte.gob.ec/index.php/component/k2/item/34-la-bandera
Canton website
Ivan Sache
, 14 September 2018


Coat of Arms


image from <members.es.tripod.de> (defunct), located by Pascal Gross, 23 June 2000