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Quito Canton (Pichincha, Ecuador)

Last modified: 2003-06-21 by dov gutterman
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by Jens Pattke, 29 October 2002

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Quito's flag is a blue-red-blue tricolour, and about half of them showed a coat of arms (see: Variant (?)) .
T.F. Mills, 11 December 1997

I located a "simpler" variant at <> and also a gonfalon at <estand.htm>. CoA at <escudo.htm>.
Dov Gutterman, 10 December 2001

It's not the same blazon seen above. In fact, it's just the castle. But the flag (pabellón) and gonfalon (estandarte) in this website date from 1944. Shall we accept them as official? I think we can take them as former representations of the Quito flag.
Blas Delgado, 13 December 2001

I made the "Variant (?)" from a small flag which I purchased in Quito shortly before submitting them.  I saw many more like them on buildings and none like the 1944 model -- so I think your assumptions are fairly sound.  I know very little about the vexillographic culture of Ecuador, but in my experience much of the world does not have "sealed patterns".  It is therefore possible that the difference is not an official evolution.
T.F. Mills, 13 December 2001

The flag above is based on the province official site at <>.
Falko Schmidt, 29 October 2002

From <>:
Ordenanza N° 1634
La Bandera de la Ciudad se oficializó el 17 de mayo de 1944 en el Concejo Municipal de Quito. Es un rectángulo horizontal dividida en tres franjas paralelas; la parte central es de color rojo y las dos laterales de color azul. En el centro va un castillo como símbolo de fortaleza, nobleza y lealtad de la ciudad. Al extremo superior del asta cuelga el cordón de color oro de San Francisco."
Dov Gutterman, 14 June 2003

Variant (?)

[Flag of Quito]
by T.F. Mills, 11 December 1997

Coat of Arms

[Coat-of-Arms of Quito]
by T.F. Mills, 11 December 1997

See also: <>, located by Falko Schmidt, 29 October 2002