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Cumbitara (Narino, Colombia)

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image by Dov Gutterman, 12 August 2008

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Cumbitara is a municipality in the Nariño Department. The flag of Cumbitara is horizontally divided with 12 alternating green-white stripes, with a yellow canton that is charged with stylized mountain ridge symbolizing the Andes.
Source: municipal web site
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carrillo, 12 August 2008

Translated from municipal web site:
"The yellow canton represents the local resources in gold, while the three geometric triangle-shaped figures symbolize the majesty of the Andes in the department of Nariño. The seven green stripes represent the resources of the local flora and fauna, while the six white stripes represent the nobleness and mind transparency of the villagers."
There are actually three gold mines exploited in spite of a greater potential. However, harsh winter conditions, lack of modern technology (explosives) and better income yielded by illicit crops do not encourage the villagers to exploit this potential.
Ivan Sache, 28 August 2008