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image by Jens Pattke, 29 October 2002
Based on image from <www.pichincha.gov.ec>.
Falko Schmidt, 29 October 2002
According to the information available on the new Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Province,
the name of the canton must be changed from Santo Domingo de los
Colorados to Santo Domingo de las Tsáchilas (while the name of
the capital of the canton remains Santo Domingo de los
However, no evidence backing such a change is presented.
The municipal website (not updated yet since still presenting the canton as part of the Province of Pichincha) shows on the top of its frontpage drawings of the flag and coat of arms, which do not seem to have been changed following the status and possible name change of the canton.
The flag is shown behind the Mayor on a photograph available on the municipal website.
The symbols of Santo Domingo de los Colorados are no longer shown on the website of the Province of Pichincha (which is logical).
The flag and arms are presented on the municipal website: "The flag of the canton is made of a rectangle whose sides are in proportions 2:3. This rectangle is divided in two rectangle triangles, with opposed right angles. The division is made by a diagonal descending from the upper left corner. The upper triangle shall be red and means the Colorado Indian. The colour of the lower triangle shall be dark green, meaning the tropical vegetation.
In the middle of the flag is placed the coat of arms of Santo Domingo."
"The coat of arms is made of an equilateral triangle with curvilinear sides, symbolizing the balance of weather and orography, the connexions between the regions and the unity of the Ecuadorians, expressed in the physic natural environment of the area and in the moral physionomy of the inhabitants.
The field of the shield with a base azure, the portrait of a Colorado Indian and the background or recalls the country's tricolore, meaning the affluency and the national feeling expressed by the inhabitants of Santo Domingo.
The Colorado Indian, a milestone of the local history, is placed in the middle of the shield, representing rebellion and superaction. The dexter red and the sinister green borders represents the jurisdisction's standard while the upper white border recalls the snow and bears the writing 'Santo Domingo de los Colorados' A plant of American bamboo in the base of the shield suggests the soil fecundity and the subtrpoical power.
The torch with the colours of Pichincha blowin' in the wind, crowning the shield, represents the pure and irreversible ideal maintained by Santo Domingo [...]." <> The image above should be changed to the 2:3 proportions, as officially prescribed.
Ivan Sache, 21 October 2008
image from <www.pichincha.gov.ec>, located by Falko Schmidt, 29 October 2002