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Machala Canton (El Oro, Ecuador)

Cantón de Machala

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image by Falko Schmidt, 1 December 2002

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According to <>, this  the flag of the canton Machala (El Oro province). Same flag but with 1:2 ratio is at <>.
Falko Schmidt, 1 December 2002 and Dov Gutterman, 14 September 2007

The canton of Machala was formed on 25 June 1824. Machala, the provincial capital and "the Banana Capital of the World", was named after the first inhabitants of the place, known as Malchals or Machalaes.
Translated from <>:
"Author: Nicolás Muñoz Silva
The flag is made of three horizontal stripes of equal width, celeste on top, white in the middle and divided into two equal green and red parts on the bottom.
Blue represents the sky and the sea; white represents the snowy purity of the heart and spirit of the inhabitants and their strong adpiration to peace. Red represents the ardent blood flowing into the veins of the noble sons of Machalas always prepared to sacrifice for altruist causes, their love of freedom, virtue, science and work, as well as their loyalty to the motherland."
Ivan Sache, 4 October 2008