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Manabi Province (Ecuador)

Provincia de Manabí

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[Flag of Manabi] image by Jens Pattke, 6 January 2008

See also:


  • 24 de Mayo (established 1945, capital: Sucre)
  • Bolivar (established1913, capital: Calceta)
  • Chone (established 1894, capital: Chone)
  • El Carmen (established 1967, capital: El Carmen)
  • Flavio Alfaro (established 1988, capital: Flavio Alfaro)
  • Jama (established 1998, capital: Jama)
  • Jaramijo (established 1997, capital: Jaramijó)
  • Jipijapa (established 1824, capital: Jipijapa)
  • Junin (established 1952, capital:  Junín)
  • Manta (established 1922, capital: Manta)
  • Montecristi (established 1824, capital: Montechristi)
  • Olmedo (established 1994, capital: Olmedo)
  • Pajan (established 1951, capital: Paján)
  • Pedernales (established 1991, capital: Pedernales)
  • Pichincha (established 1986, capital: Pichincha)
  • Portoviejo (Capital of the Province, established 1824, capital: Portoviejo)
  • Puerto Lopez (established 1994, capital: Puerto López)
  • Rocafuerte (established 1852, capital:  Rocafuerte)
  • Santa Ana (established 1884, capital: Santa Ana)
  • San Vicente (established 1999, capital: San Vicente)
  • Sucre (established 1875, capital: Bahía de Caráquez)
  • Tosagua (established 1984, capital: Tosagua)


Manabi is a province in central coastal area of Ecuador in Costa region. Capital is Portoviejo.
Željko Heimer, 15 July 1996

According to provincial website, there are 21 (note: the current flag is with 22 stars. ed.) stars forming an arc and not forming a circle. Those 21 stars represent the number of "cantones".
Pascal Gross, 19 June 2000

This is the description of the flag from the provincial website:
"The Flag has the proportion of two by one, divided in five equal bars or stripes, being three of them, superior, inferior and central, green color, and the remaining two white. In addition, it will consist of a red triangle, whose base will be the spear of the emblem and its height the one that is obtained to an angle of 60 degrees. The vertex of the triangle will agree exactly with half the wide of the Flag. Outside the triangle, in semicircle, there will be 21 red stars (note: the current flag is with 22 stars. ed.), that symbolize the 21 Manabites cantons and their provincial unit, the same ones that will be incorporated as new cantons are created. The distinguishing colors of the Province of Manabi will be green, white and red, that symbolize: The green one, the Manabite earth fertility; the red one, the generous blood spilled in the libertarian and reformists deeds of General Eloy Alfaro; and the white one, the peace and work that yearns our town for its progress and exalting."
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 24 June 2000

At <> (defunct) there is a (simplified ?) variant without the stars.
Olivier Touzeau, 4 March 2003

The number of stars on the cloth of the flag of Manabi Province has increased. There are now 22 stars as reported at <>. At <>, you will find an image of the version with 21 stars. I also have a version with 17 stars and 19 in my archive.
I can not prove the existence of a version with 20 stars.
In 1999, the new municipio (San Vincente) was created. This creation has led to the increase in the number of stars. In 2007, the new municipio of San Isidro de Muchique  was created.  I should add that all the sides of the red triangle are equal. (Interior angle=60).
Jens Pattke, 6 January 2008

The flag is partially shown, behind the Governor, on a photograph available on the provincial website: The stars seem to be bigger (only two "per" stripe) than on our image.
The flag is shown on photographs at flicker taken in Jipijapa on 5 July 2008, flying outdoors together with the national and cantonal flag. The stars seem to be arranged in a circle rather than in a semi-circle.
Another photograph shows the provincial flag of Manabí with the stars in a semi-circle pattern.
Ivan Sache, 14 October 2008

Previous Flags

Version with 12 stars

image by Jaume Ollé, 8 September 1996

There are twelve red stars in a circle .
Jaume Olle, 8 September 1996

Version with 19 stars

[Flag of Manabi] image by Jens Pattke, 6 January 2008

Version with 21 stars

[Flag of Manabi] image by Jens Pattke, 6 January 2008

Coat of Arms

image from provincial website, located by Pascal Gross, 19 June 2000

Previously Reported WRONG Flags

  image by Željko Heimer, 15 July 1996
(flag according to W.Smith (insecure) )

image by Jaume Ollé
(reported by author, source unknown)