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Sonsonate Department (El Salvador)

Departamento de Sonsonate

Last modified: 2020-05-16 by rob raeside
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image by Fred Drews, 7 June 2007

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At you can find: "La municipalidad, presidida por el alcalde Don Miguel González Delgado, en sesión extraordinaria celebrada el dia 29 de enero de 1944, acordó que los colores de la bandera serían verde, que significa las numerosas campiñas, y blanco y azul en veneración de la enseña patria."
Does this mean the the order of the colors is opposite to the flag above?
Dov Gutterman, 13 June 2003

It is mentioned as the flag of the municipality, which could mean different flags for department and municipality.
Dirk Schonberger, 14 June 2003

I dont have confirmation.  if I don't remember wrong Fred Drew reported this flag from a plate or poster and I don't have evidence that it is a mistake (notice that if colours are upside down the stripes compositión will be same as Usulután, and if not, same as Chalatenango). The description in the page states the green first, but also say that blue and white came from the national flag, and seems that there can be an explanation for the different color order in the first time (even if is in bottom) since logically the national colors are more adequately mentioned in the first description. However, not always logic is observed. Flag was published in Flag Report 1 as reported by Fred, and more details added latter in a later issue (quoting green in first time) but without image because the lack of confirmation. Is highly frequent in Latin America that the flag of administrate division capital is also used as flag for the full administrative division, sometimes changing the arms when administrative division and city have different arms (totally different or slightly different)
Jaume Ollé, 14 June 2003

Most municipalities that are the capital of that department use the same flags as the department and some make small variations by inverting colors, adding a new color as in Morazán, or replacing the coat of arms by another one or adding some inscription on it.
Fred Drews, 14 June 2003

In the department of Sonsonate the flag of the department should not say Sonsonate above the coat of arms. The City of Sonsonate (the capital) flag is the one that says Sonsonate. The capital city also uses the coat of arms of the department.
Fred Drews, 14 April 2005

Coat of Arms

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