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Choco Department (Colombia)

Departamento de Chocó

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image by Carlos Thompson, 11 December 2004

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The Flag

The arrangament quoted in the appendix of the Constitution seems some times not to be an warranty for knowing the correct flag. According the appendix of the constitution the bottom stripe must be black.
Jaume Ollé, 15 May and 19 December 2000

While checking angelfire - choco site, I found out that the replaced the image (see Reported WRONG Flags) and the bottom stripe is now a blue one. Also, they use darker green for the upper stripe.
Dov Gutterman, 9 August 2003

Above we have discussion concern the bottom stripe of the flag (maroon,gray or blue). According to <> it is blue: "La bandera del Departamento del Chocó se compone de los colores:
VERDE: Ocupa las 2/4 partes de la bandera. Significa riqueza de los bosques y la selva.
AMARILLO: Ocupa 1/4 de la bandera. Representa la riqueza en oro de su tierras.
AZUL: Ocupa 1/4 de la bandera. Significa la abundancia de los recursos hidrológicos y los dos mares que bañan el Departamento".
Dov Gutterman, 6 November 2004

As reported by Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, the flag of Chocó, shown during the XVII Juegos Deportivos Nacionales (17th National Sport Games), recently held out in Bogotá, was the 2:1:1 V-Y-B tricolor.
Carlos Thompson, 11 December 2004

Reported WRONG Flags

1) Flag of CHOCO
by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 28 May 2000

According to image at <> , the bottom stripe of this department flag look like maroon.
Dov Gutterman, 14 May 2000

from <>

There are contadicting sources concering the bottom stripe of this flag. Here is what is said at this angelfire - choco site:
"La bandera del Departamento del Chocó se compone de los colores: VERDE (2/4), AMARILLO (1/4), GRIS (1/4)" . "Gris" is grey but the image shows the bottom stripe as silver.
Dov Gutterman and Ole Andersen, 4 November 2000

Coat of Arms

from <>

Governor's Sash

The Governor's Sash of the Department of Chocó is seen here. It is the same flag with the coat of arms in the middle. However, it seems that there's a mistake in the Sash, since the stripes all have the same width, whereas in the real flag, the top is 50% and the other two at the bottom are 25% each.
For additional information go to: Chocó (official website)
Esteban Rivera, 05 April 2016