Last modified: 2021-06-12 by rob raeside
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image by Ivan Sache, 9 May 2021
The municipality of Jinotepe (54,435 inhabitants in 2020, 39,836 in the town
of Jinotepe) is located 50 km south of Managua.
The flag of Jinotepe is horizontally divided purple-yellow-blue with the municipal coat of arms in the center.
Purple represents the coffee plantations, recalling that Jinotepe is the
place where the first coffee plant was grown in Nicaragua.
Yellow represents the Roman Catholic faith and devotion to the patron saint, St. James [also represented on the coat of arms by the red cross-sword]; Jinotepe organizes the country's second biggest patron holidays and the country's most popular pilgrimage, during which the statue of St. James is carried for 14 days through the mountains. These traditions are more than four centuries old.
Blue represents the water of the rivers and their stainless beaches, such as Rio La Flor, Huehuete, Playa Hermosa, Tupilapa, Piedra Pintada and Veracruz de Acayo.
Arrimate a Jinotepe, 25 September 2018
Ivan Sache, 9 May 2021