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Antonio Nariño, Colegio (Barrancabermeja)

image by Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004

The College was founded in 1943. Its flag is horizontally divided yellow-green.
Source: <>, located by Dov Gutterman.
Ivan Sache, 10 January 2004

Colegio Antonio Nariño was founded in 1943 in Barrancabermeja (Santander Department). The institute is named for the precursor of the national independence, Antonio Nariño (1765-1823), President of the Free State of Cundinamarca (1811-1813) and Vice President of Gran Colombia (1821).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-green.
Source: - Institute's website (archived)
Ivan Sache, 19 September 2014

You reported this flag about 10 years ago at first time, and you wrote: "Its flag is horizontally divided yellow-green." But flag image you posted is a white-green flag.
Now you also reported that this flag was horizontally divided yellow-green, but the linked (archived) page shows a white-green flag.
Do you have any other source having a description about a yellow-green flag?
Zoltan Horvath, 20 September 2014

The "yellow-green" is clearly a mistaken, which has to be corrected for "white-green". The only source is the archived website, showing a white-green flag.
Ivan Sache, 20 September 2014

Antonio Nariño, Colegio (Bogota)

image by Ivan Sache, 25 July 2014

Colegio Antonio Nariņo was established in Bogota on 8 February 1932. In 1964, following the death of Cecilia Marroquín, owner and director of the institute since 1938, the institute was transferred to the Congregation of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1821 in France by the Reverend André Coindre (1787-1826), and established in Bogota since 1890. The new owners decided to maintain the original name of the institute.

The flag of the institute is horizontally divided red-white-red (1:3:1). Red is a symbol of the ardor of the youth, of the energy of the beginning of life, and of the push to initiate the struggle for surpassing and for a better word. White is a symbol of the purity of mind, of morality and peace. - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 25 July 2014

Antonio Nariño, Institución Educativa (San Pablo - Nariño)

image by Ivan Sache, 21 October 2014

Institución Educativa Antonio Nariño is located in San Pablo (Nariño Department).
The flag of the institute is horizontally divided yellow-green-red, with a blue triangle placed along the hoist.
Source: - Institute's blog
Ivan Sache, 21 October 2014

Antonio Nariño, Institución Educativa (Morritos - Caldas)

image by Ivan Sache, 26 September 2014

Institución Educativa Antonio Nariño, located in the village of Morritos, part of the municipality of Filadelfia, originates in a school established in 1924 by Elvia Alzate in a small house built on a plot offered by Eliodoro Morales. Modern buildings were erected in 1967 and 1974 with the support of the Coffee Growers' Departmental Committee.
Institución Educativa Antonio Nariño was eventually established by Resolution No. 711 of 25 March 2003, as the merger of Colegio Antonio Nariño and of another seven schools.
The flag of the institute is green with a yellow star in the middle and, beneath it, an arch of eight smaller, yellow stars. Green represents the natural environment and agricultural production. It is also a symbol of hope. The central star represents the central seat of the institute. The eight, smaller stars, represent the other seats of the institutes. Yellow is a symbol of knowledge.
Source: - Institute's website
Ivan Sache, 26 September 2014

Antonio Nariño, Institución Educativa Departamental

"Institución Educativa Departamental 'Antonio Nariño'" was founded in Bogotá in 1959 by the Department of Cundinamarca (Decree No. 334) as "Colegio Departamantal del Magisterio". In 1965, the institute moved to a brand new seat and was renamed "Colegio Departamental 'Antonio Nariño'" on 3 April 1965 (Decree No. 363).
On 9 April 1975, the institute was relocated to its present site at Canelón, Municipality of Cajicá, Department of Cundinamarca.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is in proportions 3:5, red with a white triangle placed along the lower edge of the flag and reaching its upper edge, The upper half of the triangle is blue and the emblem of the institute, with a crest made of five yellow teeth, is placed in the triangle.
The triangle represents the permanent and unidirectional projection forming the teaching process, involving three components: the students, the teachers and the supports of knwoledge. It symbolizes also equality, perfection and projection.
The sun symbolizes eternity, greatness, power, providence, nobleness, fame and magnifience.
Yellow symbolizes the sun and its traditional meanings: nobleness, wealth, power, light, constance and knowledge.
Blue symbolizes the sky and its traditional meanings: justice, truth, loyalty, charity and beauty.
Red symbolizes fire and its traditional meanings: strength, victory, temerity, highness and ardor.
White symbolizes the moon and its traditional meanings: purity, integrity, obedience, firmness, vigilance, eloquence and victory.
Black symbolizes the power and its traditional meanings: prudence, sadness, rigor, honesty and obedience.
The flag  was designed by Humberto Gómez Contreras and Miguel Oswald Martínez Palacio.
The shield of the institute is quartered. The upper left quarter shows a portrait of "The Sphinx", the famous Antonio Nariño, after whom the institute was named. The upper right quarter shows the map of Colombia with a handshake, which means "Committed to the building of a better homeland". The lower left quarter show the Olympic rings, representing sports. The lower right quarter shows a book, representing knowledge. The escutcheon in the middle is made of the shield of Cundinamarca. The shield is placed on a dhisk representing planet Earth and charged with the name of the institute. A scroll placed below the disk is charged with the names of the municipality and department. The colours, yellow, blue, red, are those of the national flag of Colombia.
The emblem was designed by Javier Alfonso Cárdenas Alonso.
On the drawing of the flag, the emblem is shown in black and white, with a red outline for the disk, scroll and quarters of the shield. This seems to be a gross approximation, since another drawing of the emblem shows it with blue background, yellow quarters, white letters and red outlines. The emblem of Cundinamarca is placed on a white disk.
However, on a photo showing very partially the flag (and completely the emblem), the letters appear in black, like on the drawing, and not in white!
Ivan Sache, 2 February 2009

Antonio Nariño, Institución Educativa Municipal

image by Ivan Sache, 31 January 2009

"Institución Educativa Municipal 'Antonio Nariño'" (INEDAN) is located at Pasto, Department of Nariño.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described by Luis Eduardo Alvarez (the designer of the flag and emblem, together with Giovanny Chamorro) on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided blue-white-yellow with a green triangle placed along the hoist and covering one third of the flag length. The overall proportions are specified as 1:2.
The blue stripe represents stability, depth and clarity of the institutional horizon, linked to intelligence, knowledge and sincerity.
The white stripe represents perfection and acts enlightened by God.
The yellow stripe represents the sun light, joy, intelligence and energy involved in the educational and cultural acts.
The green triangle represents hope, exuberance, fertility and freshness characteristic of the natural environment of Pasto.
The municipal flag of Pasto has the same design, but with different colours. This may not be purely coincidental.
Ivan Sache, 31 January 2009

Antonio Narino, Universidad

image by Carlos Thompson, 17 March 2003

Universidad Antonio Narino, Bogota, Colombia (Antonio Narino University) - I have not found this in their website <>, but I have seen this flag flying over the main door and at the director's office.
Carlos Thompson, 17 March 2003

Antonio Van Uden, Colegio

image by Ivan Sache, 28 January 2009

"Colegio 'Antonio Van Uden'" was founded in the borough of San Pablo de Fontibón, Bogotá, by the Dutch Antonio Van Uden, and transferred in 1958 to the Federal District of Bogotá.
The flag of the institute, as shown graphically and described on the website of the institute, is horizontally divided green-white-blue (1:2:1) with the emblem of the institute in the middle.
The emblem of the institute is made of a white triangle outlined in green and charged with the portrait of Antonio Van Uden, surrounded by three elements representing the three pillars of the education provided in the college, "values, science and technology", the whole placed on a blue disk outlined in green, inscribed in a white hexagone outlined in green charged with the name of the institute and representing the educational duty of the institute, "Education with love, gratitude and transcendance".  
Ivan Sache, 28 January 2009