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El Molino (La Guajira, Colombia)

Last modified: 2008-08-30 by dov gutterman
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El Molino (in English: The Mill) is a town and municipality of the Colombian Department of La Guajira. It was founded in 1595 by Pedro Beltrán Valdés and became a municipality in 1989. The town is known for having the colonial church Ermita de San Lucas, considered a National Monument of Colombia.
The flag of El Molino is horizontally divided green-yellow and is charged with a ten white stars in arc on the upper stripe. The stars stands for the municipalities of the department, however, there are 15 municipalities at this point but still the flag got only 10 stars so it probably stands for the municipalities at the time af its creation.
Information in Spanish: "La bandera tiene las estrellas, que respresentan los municipios del departamento de la Guajira,y los colores verde que representan la esperanza y el amarrillo las riquesas de nuestro municipio."
Sources: wikipedia, municipal web site.
Dov Gutterman
and Felipe Carillo, 15 August 2008

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