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Atlantico Department (Colombia)

Departamento de Atlántico

Last modified: 2003-03-01 by dov gutterman
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by Blas Delgado Ortiz , 28 May 2000
Adopted 27 November 1989

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The Flag

The flag of the city of Barranquilla was previously reported as the department flag. According to <>, the department flag is W-R-W triband. The presidency official site <> shows the same WRW triband as Atlantico Department flag.
Dov Gutterman , 14 May 2000 and 22 May 2000

I live in Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia. The correct Atlantico flag is the white-red-white horizontal-striped one, and it was officialy adopted in 1989, before then, there was no departmental flag. The green, red-yellow fringed, five-point star flag, is the flag of the city of Barranquilla. The mistake was because Atlántico flag is relatively recent (1989) and there's no enough information about it, so the Barranquilla flag is shown as the Atlántico flag frequently, but the real and correct flag is the white-red-white one.
Carlos A. Leiva, 18 July 2000

According the official website <>, the departmental flag was adopted by decree 000589 of 27 November 1989. The flag is indeed the W-R-W triband. The decree (in Spanish) at that page.
Dov Gutterman, 19 November 2000

Coat of Arms

by Luis Carrillo, 7 July 2002

See also another variant from <>, located by Dov Gutterman, 19 November 2000