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Guayabetal (Cundinamarca, Colombia)

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by Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 16 April 2004

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The flag of Guayabetal (Oriente Province, Cundinamarca). Only this municipality and Guayabal de Síquima have a "guava" color in its flags. The "guava" is a light red, in RGB scale is 255-96-96. In spanish it means "guayaba" and is a fruit of hot and medium weathers.
Jairo Alonso Méndez Méndez, 16 April 2004

Both the tree and the edible fruit are called "guava" in English. In French and Dutch, the difference between the tree and the fruit is expressed ("goyavier" and "goyave", "guaveboom" and "guave", respectively).
"Guava" is the name given to the fruit by the Caribbean natives. The Spaniards transformed it in to "guayaba", which gave the French "goyave" via "goulave".
The guava (Psidium guyava) belongs to genus Psidium, family Myrtaceae, order Myrtales. The members of the Myrtaceae are aromatical trees or shrubs. Most of them are tropical, except the myrtle (Myrtus communis) which has survived in the Mediterranean areas. Among the Myrtales of economical interest are the clove tree (Syzygium aromaticum), the niauli tree (Melaleuca virdiflora), the all-spice tree (Pimenia acris), and the Eucalyptus. There is in Africa a wild tree whose non-edible fruit look like guavas, called "goyavier de brousse" (brush guava).
Sources: Grand Robert de la Langue Francaise; Encyclopaedia Universalis.
Ivan Sache, 17 April 2004

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"Compuesta por dos franjas iguales en colores guayaba, y azul, en el centro un rombo blanco y sobre este el escudo municipal.
El color guayaba, hace alusión a la fruta del árbol de guayabo, se dice que este concepto es una de las razones por las cuales el municipio lleva este nombre, o también por el árbol de Guayabeto.
La segunda franja de color azul, simboliza la riqueza hídrica del municipio.
El color blanco del rombo que enmarca el centro, representa, la raíz de la planta de Sagú de donde se extrae un almidón que sus habitantes comercializan, siendo esto base de la economía del lugar."
Felipe Carrillo, 20 November 2004

Coat of Arms

by Carlos Thompson, 28 December 2004