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El Guabo Canton (El Oro, Ecuador)

Cantón de El Guabo

Last modified: 2018-11-17 by zoltán horváth
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image by Ivan Sarajcic, 14 September 2007
Based on www.cuencadeljubones.gov.ec

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 March 2018
Based on www.mipasaje.com


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Overview

At www.cuencadeljubones.gov.ec there is a horizontal (2:1:2) red-yellow-green flag. However, www.mipasaje.com, the provincial website report a green over yellow flag, which is also equivalent to the pennant of the Coat of Arms. On the other hand, the red-yellow-green flag appears on the shield itself .
Dov Gutterman, 14 September 2007

The canton of El Guabo was formed on 7 September 1878. The place was named after a giant gujava tree ("guaba") used to mark a small port on river Jubones used for local trade.
Ivan Sache, 4 October 2008


The Flag

Translated from www.mipasaje.com:
"Author: Jorge Vega Izquierdo. The flag is made of two equal horizontal stripes, yellow and green. Yellow represents ripe fruit: bananas, cocoa pods, oranges, etc. Green represents the very fertile fields, where the inhabitants have their best hope. Green also means firmness, safety, roots."
The other reported flag appears in the fourth canton of the coat of arms, whose description includes:
"The lower left canton is completely filled with the colours of the flag of the canton, red, yellow and green, with a Maltese Cross overall [...]"
Ivan Sache, 4 October 2008