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El Alto Department, Catamarca Province, Argentina

Last modified: 2022-11-05 by rob raeside
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Flag image located by Vanja Poposki, 4 August 2020
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El Alto is a department located in eastern Catamarca Province in Argentina.

It has 2 municipalities:

  • El Alto [4 communes]
  • Tapso [2 communes]
Valentin Poposki, 4 August 2022

Department flag

Flag adopted in June 2020

The officialization of the Flag was celebrated by the deputy Guillermo Marenco, who promoted the initiative in the Lower House of the project presented by the departmental Senator, Augusto Ojeda. The Chamber of Deputies gave definitive sanction to the Bill where the Insignia instituted by Ordinance No. 429/2012 sanctioned by the Deliberative Council of El Alto was made official as the Representative Flag of the Department of El Alto.

Here is a text that explains the meaning of this flag:

The base flag chosen was the one presented by Professor Julio Cesar Díaz. Three colors stand out clearly in it: brown, symbolizing the mountains, hills and earthy plains, typical of the department; the light blue: represents the water of our rivers and dams that flow through channels carrying that faithful liquid that helps to fertilize, and the orange: reflects the typical sunrise and so typical of our terroir that invites us to the beginning of the day with the hope of a best day.

In the center of the flag the jurisdictional map is imposed, in which a series of characteristic elements of our terroir and its population are enclosed, such as the vessel that represents the strong presence that even today remains of the original peoples, who printed on the rock in bright colors aspects of their daily life and their beliefs, the Cross that symbolizes a Christian people that lives in the framework of mutual respect, and the watercourses giving it prominence as a vital element for human development.
Vanja Poposki, 4 August 2020

El Alto Municipality

Coat of arms

Arms image located by Vanja Poposki, 5 August 2020