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image by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2008
Nóvita is a municipality in the Chocó Department. It was
established on 30 September 1857.
Nóvita flag is horizontal yellow-white-green with inner ratio of 2:1:1.
Source: Municipal web site.
Felipe Carillo and Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2008
Translated from this web site: "Yellow means gold,
platinum and natural resources. White means the region peace and
tranquillity Green means biodiversity, the forest and all its
Gold mining is a main component of the town history. Nóvita was mentioned for the first time in 1605, when Don Arias de Silva discovered a gold mine on the banks of River Tamanà in a place called San Francisco de Nóvita; the mine was probably founded in 1572.
Ivan Sache, 5 August 2008
image from Municipal web site