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Guayas Province (Ecuador)

Last modified: 2003-08-16 by dov gutterman
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by Carlos Thompson, 15 June 2003

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Guayas is a province in central coastal area of Ecuador in Costa region. Capital is Guayaquil.
Zeljko Heimer, 15 July 1996

The well known flag of blue, white, blue, white, blue horizontal with three white stars in the central blue. This flag was used by the Revolutionary movement in 1820 ("Junta revolucionaria de Guayaquil", 9 October 1820).
Jaume Olle, 8 September 1996

According to < >, the Guayas Province flag which Guayaquil is its capital, is the city flag and not of the province .However, it is probably used by both (See: <>). Coat of Arms of the city and the province at the same pages.
Dov Gutterman, 4 December 2000

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

Having been at Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador, I have seen this two versions on the flag.  They have the same pattern: five bands of blue and white alternated, the blue is a light sky blue, and the bands are equal-sized. Three white five-pointed stars is the central blue band.  The stars are either with a point to the top as above or with no point to the top, bottom, left or right as in the Variant.
I am not sure if the flag(s) is for the Guayas province, the Guayaquil canton or the Guayaquil city, nor if they are two different flags (i.e. one for the city and one for the province) or two versions of the same flag.
Carlos Thompson, 15 June 2003

At <> it says explicitely: "La Bandera de la Provincia del Guayas es la misma del cantón Guayaquil", Which I would translate as: The flag of the province of Guayas is also that of the Canton Guayayquil.
So, it seems we can put an end to our speculations about different variants for province and canton. Their flags really are the same flag.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 13 August 2003


by Carlos Thompson, 15 June 2003

Coat of Arms

from <>, located by Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001

Interesting: the Guayas page at <> shows two versions of the arms. On the main frame it has old w-b-w Ecuadorian flags supporting the shield, on the emblems frame ist has starless Guayas flags.
Any reason or dates for that change known?
Ralf Stelter, 16 January 2001