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Usulutan Department (El Salvador)

Departamento de Usulután

Last modified: 2021-08-25 by rob raeside
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image by Fred Drews, 04 June 2014

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The flag has 23 yellow stars for the  23 municipalities. A large star also represents  the capital of the department  and three medium size for the original 3 municipalities it was divided in.
Fred Drews, 29 March 2002

The department of Usulután (464,883 inhabitants in 2006; 213,040 ha) was established on 22 June 1865. Usulután means Ocelots' Town, from "usulut" / "ucelut", "an ocelot", and "tan", "a town", a suffix used to indicate a settled place.

Blue represents the sky and the immensity of the sea that bathes the department.
White is a symbol of peace and harmony.
Green represents the fertility of the soil.

The coat of arms was validated on 17 June 1965 by the Ministry of the Interior. The flag and the coat of arms were proclaimed on 22 June 1965 the official symbols of the department.

The coat of arms features the map of the department, surrounded by maize ears, representing the main crop grown by the Lenca. In the middle is placed the powerful hand of the worker and entrepreneur, raising with faith the new agricultural power: coffee and cotton. The lower part of the emblem features the paradisiacal Bay of Espíritu Santo, its salt industry and splendid fish resources. - Unofficial blog

Photo of the flag:
Ivan Sache 16 May 2017

Formal Version

image by Fred Drews, 04 June 2014

I suppose it is a more formal "state flag" version.
Rob Raeside, 04 June 2014

Without the stars, it would rather look like the flag of the municipality of Usulután, and not the flag of the department. See:
I hope it helps.
Olivier Touzeau, 04 June 2014

Flag at Website

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Department flag found at <>: Horizontal tricolour of green, white and blue, with 23 light blue stars in the centre.
J.J.Andersson, 29 March 2002

The flag was a quick rendition made by the person who drew it for the newspaper.
Fred Drews, 29 March 2002

Coat of Arms

Regal version

image contributed by Fred Drews

Simple version

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