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Valle Department (Colombia)

Departamento de Valle, Valle de Cauca

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This department was formerly called "Valle de Cauca". Modification of the flag adopted for Cauca when this was separated from the Popayan province in 1811.
Jaume Ollé, 8 September 1996

The images of the flag and Coat of Arms of the Department of Valle are located at the official website. The flag is attributed to General José María Cabal, who was in charge of the independentist forces of Valle, who had an epiphany in which the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception was carrying a celestial blue and white cloth. So he carried this flag which was later adopted. However the red color is mostly used on events when delegations of the Department of Valle are competing in national sport competitions, among other events.
The flag was first adopted on June 6, 1811, when the Ciudades Confederadas officially got Independence from Spain. The Ciudades Confederadas (Confederate Cities) where: Anserma, Buga, Cali , Caloto (now part of the Department of Cauca), Cartago, Iscuandé (now part of the Departmen of Nariño), Popayán (now part of the Department of Cauca) and Toro.
Sources: Government of the Department of Valle web site, Wikipedia.
E.R., 4 January 2004

Coat of Arms

image from <>, located by Jarig Bakker,11 June 1999