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image by Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 11 August 2007
Translated from <toribio-cauca.gov.co>
The flag of Toribío is rectangular, ratio 2:3 and divided into three horizontal stripes with internal ratio of 1:1:2. The upper stripe is light blue, the central stripe, in the same width, is white. The bottom stripe is red, and is double in its width. In the flag's fly there is a vertical green and white stripe of one-fifthteenth of the length of the flag with chumbes (Taw in Páez) with abstract figures, mammals and persons, following the figures created by the indians of our municipality.
Light Blue represents the pure atmosphere without contamination and without pollution, our fresh waters without the ecological problems. It is also the colour of the mountains seen from far.
White is the color of peace that indicates that we must find pacifical sollutions to all the problems that in any times divided us, peace that must bring justice; social justice, respect to all rights of our inhabitants, peace that is threated by racist positions, religious beliefs and political parties.
Red represents the blood spilled by the Páez indians in defense of their country, victims of the spanish empire as well as spilled also in other periods of our history, in the way to liberty.
The chumbe figures represents the intelligence, the abstraction capacity of the indians of Toribío as well the culture, the fauna, the flora and the men of this municipality.
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 6 April 2005 and 11 August 2007
image from <toribio-cauca.gov.co>