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Mira Canton (Carchi, Ecuador)

Cantón Mira

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Mira canton (12,180 inhabitants, 5,994 in the town of Mira; 58,735 ha) is located in the south-west of Carchi province. The canton was established by Legislative Decree No. 47, issued on 18 August 1980 and published on 27 August 1980 in the official gazette, No. 261, separating from Espejo.
Canton website
Ivan Sache, 7 September 2018


The flag of Mira was designed by Angel Isaac Ruíz Mena, winner of a public contest organized by the municipality. On the left side, the green triangle represents the everlasting spring of the canton's capital, which concentrates the infinite aspiration to reach soon the top of glory. Of the triangle emerge three green stripes representing the immense pastures and the fields covered of greenness and the freshness of the parishes always united to the canton's capital. The two white stripes represent peace and purity, innate attributes of the generous souls of the inhabitants.

The white stripe located in the triangle represents the town located in a field of permanent greenness, embellished by the beautiful landscape composed of fragrant and beautiful gardens. The stripe located in the upper stripe symbolizes the parish of Juan Montalvo, which has lived asleep in eternal loneliness and aspires to a diaphanous future. The central star represents the parish of La Concepción, a village saturated with purity and inhabited by humble people surrounded by the foaming of the singing water of river Mira. The star located in the lower stripe represents the parish of Jijón y Caamaño, located in the most untouched region of the canton, which shall take the train of progress laden with illusions and aspirations to a better future.
Canton website
Ivan Sache, 7 September 2018