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image by Ivan Sache, 25 February 2006
The official website of the Municipality of Sopo in Department
of Cundinamarca, Colombia, <www.sopo.gov.co>
show blue over white flag, reversed colours of the Reported
Valentin Poposki, 18 February 2006
Translated from the municipal website: "Made of two
stripes; the first being blue and 1.50 m in length by 0.60 in
height, symbolizing the sky and the hydrical resources; the
second being white and 1.50 m in length by 0.60 in height,
symbolizing serenity and peace. The two stripes form a flag of
1.50 m in length by 1.20 m in height, which shall be hoisted for
all the public events and sepcial days of the municipality.
Background (from the municipal website): The municipality of Sopó (15,300 inhabitants; 115.5 sq. km; elevation 2,650 m a.s.l.) is located in the department of Cundinamarca, 39 km of Bogóta. It includes the following settlements:Hatogrande, Aposentos, Pueblo Viejo, Carolina, Centro Alto, Gratamira, Meusa, San Gabriel, Mercenario, Piedra Herrada, Agua Caliente, Comuneros,Violeta, Chuscal, Bellavista, El Mirador y and La Diana. The municipality was founded on 25 May 1653 by Friar Francisco Chacón. Its name means "Piedra o cerro fuerte" in Chibcha language.
Ivan Sache, 25 February 2006
image by Carlos Thompson, 28 August 2004
Translated from <www.cundinamarca.gov.co>:
"Flag made of two stripes of equal height with white and blue colours. White represents the serenity of the wonderful region of Sabana. Blue represents the firmament and the waters that washes the territory."
Felipe Carrillo, 20 November 2004 and Ivan Sache, 25 February 2006
image from <www.cundinamarca.gov.co>