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Loja Province (Ecuador)

Provincia Loja

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image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 27 January 2002


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Overview

Loja is a province in south of Ecuador on border with Peru, in Sierra region. The capital is Loja.
Željko Heimer, 15 July 1996

Red over yellow over red, and the red and yellow separated by two more little stripes. In the center an arc with ten white stars.
Jaume Olle, 8 September 1996

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

At www.cuencanet.com, the arrangement of the stars is different from Jaume's report.
Dov Gutterman, 15 June 2001

I have 9 stars. Arrangement was slightly changed when a 10th star was added. I don't know the meaning of stars (there's 16 cantons). About the size of the stripes Smith gives 2:2:1:2:2, a Ecuadorian plate 1:1:2:1:1, and Restrepo 2:1:2:1:2. There are contradictory reports because sometimes there is a confusion with cantonal flags of similar name.
Jaume Olle, 17 June 2001

J.J. Andersson reported www.explored.com.ec. I found two sites with different color shades:
- www.lahora.com.ec -representing Loja Canton, a simple flag without stars but with the basic colors of Loja, which can be seen at the link provided by Andersson. (see: Variant (?))
- www.ambato.com -representing darker shade of blue.
I agree that the dark-blue flag has the right shade of colors and beauty to be the real one, but the previous two links uses the basic colors version instead.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 27 January 2002


Ceremonial Flag

image by Jans Patke, 7 November 2002

At www.hcpl.gov.ec  there is the flag for official use of the Loja province. It seems that at several administrative units at Latin America it is usual, that the heads of the unit use the administrative flag with the full Coat of Arms in the flag.
Falko Schmidt, 7 November 2002


Variant (?)

[Flag of Loja] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 27 January 2002


Previously Reported Two WRONG Flags

1)[Flag of Loja] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 November 2016

This is obviously a “simplified” version of the actual flag (roughly the same base pattern minus the stars) and, even if completely illegal, might have some currency as a bunting pattern, or is at least recognized as referring to the provincial flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 November 2016

Flag according to W.Smith (insecure)

2)[Flag of Loja] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 November 2016

This is a completely different pattern, a 1:2 unequal horizontal triband double high green over blue over red.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 November 2016


Coat of Arms


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