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image by Jens Pattke and Falko Schmidt, 4 July 2007
The image above is based on <www.ame.gov.ec>.
there is the same flag but in 1:2 ratio.
Falko Schmidt, 4 July 2007 and Dov Gutterman, 14 September 2007
The canton of Atahualpa was formed on 25 April 1984 and named
after the 13th and last last Inca emperor (c. 1502-1533).
Translated from <www.mipasaje.com>:
"Author: Polivio Pereira Erigüen
The flag is made of three equal horizontal stripes, red on top, blue on bottom and green in the middle, charged with two white five-pointed stars meaning and symbolizing the canton's unity* [The canton of Atahualpa was originally made by the merging of the two parishes of Paccha and Ayapamba, I.S].
Red, as also used on the coat of arms, represents the civic fervor setting ablaze the hearts of the inhabitants and their empowerment in the struggle for noble causes. Green represents the greenness of the fields and the noble hope of the inhabitants to achieve their better realizations, like the firm preservation of the liberty cause. Blue reflects the sky and the rivers [...]"
Ivan Sache, 4 October 2008