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Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño Parish (Carchi, Ecuador)

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image by Ivan Sache, 09 January 2015
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The parish of Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño is part of Mira canton (Carchi province).
The parish of Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño was established by Decree No. 1,257 of 16 November 1957. The village of Rio Blanco, then part of the parish of El Goaltal, was upgraded to a parish and named for the historian and archeologist Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño (1890-1950), who coined the term "Manteño civilization" to designate the last pre-Columbian civilization in today's Ecuador. He was also Mayor of Quito from 1946 to 1948. The parish of of Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño was transferred to the newly created canton of Mira by Decree No. 47 of 7 August 1980.
Ivan Sache, 09 January 2015

The Flag

The symbols of of Jacinto Jijón y Caamaño are prescribed by a Cantonal Ordinance adopted on 4 March 2009. The flag is described as "yellow-white-green"; those colours are most probably arranged horizontally.
The colours represent the beauty of the parish:
- yellow represents the resources of the fields, the climate and the production.
- white represents the purity of the sources and rivers, and the people's spirituality.
- green represents the mountains, the green pastures and the abundance of the fauna and flora.
Ivan Sache, 09 January 2015