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Cácota is a municipality in Norte de Santander Department. It
was founded on 2 January 1760.
The flag of Cácota is horizontally divided green-white-yellow and charge with two ears of wheat.
Source: municipal web site.
Dov Gutterman and Felipe Carillo, 8 August 2008
Translated from municipal
"The colours green, white and yellow are placed in horizontal stripes of the same dimensions, with in the middle two ears forming a crown. The flag was designed by Ms. Celina Isidro Duarte, a specialist in education, and the meaning of its colours can be summarized as follows.
Green is the colour of hope, of life, of nature. Cácota has several natural resources such as mountains, grasslands and valleys; the municipal territory includes a natural park whose soil harbours a great variety of trees, shrubs, orchards and crops; the houses decorated with gardens and the fields look like a counterpane with a set of colours with green dominating. Green also represents the sites attractive for their beauty, myths and history, such as the Lagoon, the Eyes' Stone, the Lagoons of Cornal, the Cave of Salamanca, the Old and the Mill. Green symbolizes the aspiration in life more worthy, human, quiet, happy and religious. [...]
White is the colour of sincerity, innocence, kindness, purity and peace. [...]
Yellow represents wealth and creativity. [...]
The horizontal stripes symbolize liberty and democracy. The parallel stripes represents unity and mutual help towards progress and independence.
The wheat ears recall the importance of the crop in the past and that agriculture is still the main source of income for the local economy."
Ivan Sache, 14 August 2008
image from municipal web site