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Saboya (Boyaca, Colombia)


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image by Dov Gutterman, 10 September 2008

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Saboyá is a municipality (since 2004) in the Colombian Department of Boyacá, part of the the subregion of the Western Boyacá Province.
The flag of Saboyá is white and charged with the coat of arms.
Source: municipal web site.
Dov Gutterman, 10 September 2008

The coat of arms is an white oval with a yellow border and a landscape described in the first stanza of the municipal anthem, written by Carlos Matínez Vargas: "A legendary pine raises very high on the square in front of the temple".
The yellow border is inscribed with the black writing "MUNICIPIO DE SABOYA" (top) and "ESPERANZA Y PAZ" (Hope and Peace - bottom).
The landscape represented on the coat of arms could look from Savoy but the name of the municipality is not related to the Alps but the the local cacique (native chief) Saboyá.
Ivan Sache, 24 September 2008

Coat of Arms

image from municipal web site