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image by Dov Gutterman (after municipal web site), 30 July 2008
Bojayá is a municipality in the Chocó Department.
Administrative center is in Bellavista. It was established by
decree no. 13 of 12 December 1960. Bojayá became known worldwide
after the "Bojayá massacre" of 2 May 2002 in which
fighting between two rival groups resulted the death of 119
civilians that were hiding in local church (for further reading
Bojayá flag is horizontal blue over green with white canton with 16 stars (15 in circle and a larger one in the center). The image at the municipal web site seems to be mirrored.
Source: municipal web site.
Felipe Carrillo and Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2008
image from municipal web site