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San José de Bachillero (Manabí, Ecuador)

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image by Ivan Sache, 15 September 2018

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San José de Bachillero emerged in 1850 as a small hamlet depending on Tosagua. The village was built on plots offered by Santiago Vera Álava and Juan Marcillo.
Originally known as Catarama, the local name of a spiny plant common in the area, the village was renamed to Bachillero; at the time, it was surrounded by swamps known as "baches". The village was subsequently placed under the protection of St. Joseph, the first mass being celebrated on 19 March 1889 by José Vicente Loor.
The parish of San José de Bachillero was established on 28 May 1944 and inaugurated on 10 August 1945.
Tosagua canton website
Ivan Sache, 15 September 2018


The flag of San José de Bachillero is diagonally divided. The upper part is green, representing the inhabitants' aspiration and the soil fertility; the lower part is white, symbolizing united peace and love.
In the center is placed the parish's coat of arms.
Tosagua canton website
Ivan Sache, 15 September 2018