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Tirapata (Puno, Peru)

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Tirapata flag
image by Ivan Sache, 22 March 2015

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The district municipality of Tirapata (3,129 inhabitants in 2007; 19,873 ha) is located in the Azángaro district, in the north of the Puno department. Tirapata was established at an elevation of 3,886 m, during the  building of the southern railway. The Tirapata district was established by Supreme Decree-Law No. 9,840 of 10 November 1943. The district was ravaged by political violence in the 1980-2000s, which led to destruction of the small productive infrastructure that had been previously set up.
Ivan Sache, 22 March 2015

The Flag

The flag of Tirapata is prescribed by Resolution No. 4;, adopted in 2006 by the Municipal Council. The flag was designed by Ubaldo Germán Pomaleque Mango, winner of a public contest organized in 2005. The flag is horizontally divided (3:1:1:1) white-orange-red-green. White is a symbol of peace and generosity. Orange is a symbol of the local pottery. Red is a symbol of the blood shed and of the violence suffered by the farmers during the rule of the landlords and the period of political violence. Green is a symbol of hope.
Source:  - Presentation of Tirapata by Dennis Vidal Pomaleque Cansaya
Ivan Sache, 22 March 2015