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Carchi Province (Sierra, Ecuador)

Provincia de Carchi

Last modified: 2018-11-17 by zoltán horváth
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[Flag of Carchi] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 March 2018


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Overview

Carchi is a province in far north of the country on the border with Colombia. It belongs to Sierra region. Capital is Tulcán.
Željko Heimer, 15 July 1996

Flag and Coat of Arms could be seen at www.explored.com.ec.
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001

This flag is a horizontal tricolor of green over yellow over red. Its ratio at http://www.explored.com.ec/ecuador/carch.htm is oblong, between 1:2 and 3:5 (image unchanged in the website explored.com.ec from 1999 to 2016), while in the Spanish Wikipedia an image in 2:3 has been in use since 2010; before that an equally less oblong image, of inferior quality has been in use.
António Martins-Tuválkin
, 8 July 2017

The official websites of the Province are located here and here.
You can find the official symbols (flag and coat of arms) here and here
Esteban Rivera, 21 April 2016

The official website, reported by Esteban, shows a less oblong ratio in its illustration of the flag (http://carchi.gob.ec/) at 3:5 or even 2:3, as shown above.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 March 2018


Previously Reported Wrong Flag

[Flag of Carchi] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 July 2017

This is a plain white flag, of approximate ratio 1:2, with two narrow vertical red stripes along the hoist and the fly (the width of each ~1/4th of the flag’s height), each containing three large five-pointed white stars, pointing to the hoist. This design was reported in the late 1990s by Jaume Ollé as an incorrect report circulated in vexillological circles world-wide, very different from the actual flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 July 2017


Coat of Arms

image from www.explored.com.ec, located by Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001