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Chimborazo Province (Ecuador)

Provincia de Chimborazo

Last modified: 2021-08-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Flag of Chimborazo] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 June 2016

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Chimborazo is situated in central Ecuador, in Sierra region. Capital is Riobamba.
Željko Heimer, 15 July 1996

Flag and Coat of Arms could be seen at
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001

At, the flag is charged with the Coat of Arms and not a plain flag as above. Also according the official site - the official flag has the Coat of Arms.
Dov Gutterman, 15 June 2001 and 11 February 2004

Frequently the flags are used without Coat of Arms because they are less expansive. However, for some provinces Coat of Arms could be included , and especially Chimborazo and Cotopaxi that has same colors.
Jaume Ollé, 17 June 2001

The Province of Chimborazo was created by Decree on 23 June 1824 as one of the three provinces forming the Department of Ecuador (together with the provinces of Pichincha and Imbabura, the Department of Ecuador being much smaller than the subsequent Republic of Ecuador).
The flag of the province is officially prescribed with the provincial coat of arms in the middle, as said in the Provincial Decree adopted on 30 June 1960.
Therefore, the flag without the coat of arms is unofficial.
The diagonally divided flag reported by Smith is most probably an error.
Translation from
"Adoption of the civic symbols of the Province of Chimborazo.
Flag of the Province of Chimborazo
The Provincial Council of Chimborazo
Considering that:
- it is necessary to adopt an official flag for the Province of Chimborazo, a flag that will be the symbol of the glory and triumph of the province;
- the municipality of Riobamba uses for colours on its flag red and blue.
Decrees that:
- the colours of the Province of Chimborazo shall be blue and red, forming two equal horizontal stripes, with red in the first part;
- the official coat of arms of the province shall be placed in the middle of the flag.   [...]  

Coat of arms of the Province of Chimborazo
The Provincial Council of Chimborazo
Considering that:
- the Provincial Council should exalt the patriotic glory; - the achievement of this civic duty required an official coat of arms highlighting the local material and spiritual greatness;
- our province does not have a coat of arms yet, the reason why the provincial government has sponsored the "Patriotic competition to design the coat of arms of the Province of Chimborazo".
- declaring officially that the coat of arms of the Province of Chimborazo shall be the winning design proclaimed by the jury, a coat of arms whose artistic production has been executed by Mrs. Rosa Elena Hernández de Viteri and Mr. Miguel A. Morales.
- prescribing that this coat of arms shall be displayed officially in the Main Room of all the municipalities in the province; and
- engraving in the middle of the flag of the province the coats of arms proclaimed official. [...]"
Ivan Sache, 12 October 2008

Very interesting: it has the same colors as the Colombian sports (soccer) team Medellín.
Esteban Rivera, 13 June 2016

Previously Reported WRONG Flag

image by Željko Heimer, 15 July 1996

Flag according to W. Smith (insecure). Jaume Ollé had confirmed the correct flag on 8 September 1996.

Coat of Arms

image from, located by Dov Gutterman, 11 February 2004