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Symbols of the Department of Magdalena


The Symbols of the Department of Magdalena are the official symbols adopted by the Government of the Colombian Department of Magdalena to represent the identity of the Department of Magdalena as a subnational. These symbols intend to represent the Magdalenian identity by creating visual, verbal, and culturally iconic representations of Magdalenas history, culture, peoples, values and goals.

The flag and coat of arms are used in official ceremonies, departamental agencies, school, institutions and departamental officials to represent the Department displayed in departamental institutions, schools, parks and documents of the department, and the anthem is usually performed during official ceremonies.

Aside from this symbols, the Governor of the Department of Magdalena, the Senators, Representatives, and other Departmental employees are considered symbols and representatives of the government to the people, and as so, they most act accordingly to properly represent the Department.

Flag of Magdalena

The Flag of the Department of Magdalena is the official flag on the Department of Magdalena. It consists of six horizontal stripes of equal length alternating between gules and azure, and is the defaced at the middle by a five-pointed star made up of 30 individual five-pointed stars which represent the thirty Municipalities that compromise the department.

The colors of the flag, red and blue, have different meanings, on of these is that red is for the blood spilled by the patriots throughout its history in the pursuit of freedom, and blue for the waters that surrounds it. Red and blue also represent integrity and firmness of the Magdalenienses soul.

The colors are also used in the logo and uniform of the Union Magdalena, the departments soccer team.

Coat of arms of the Department of Magdalena

The official Coat of arms of the Department of Magdalena was created by the Samarian painter Alvaro Corvacho. The coat of arms is a symbol of symbols, as its made up of symbols associated with the region, like the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Tayrona, the flag, the Magdalena river, and the National Pantheon in the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino.

Anthem of the Department of Magdalena

The Anthem of the Department of Magdalena was written by Francisco Covilla Noguera. It is sung poem composed of six stanzas and a chorus. The anthem manages to gives a small history lesson of the department in a very short poem, from its discovery by the Spaniards, and the indigenous people, to the slave trade, independence, the role of women, and its economy. The anthem is sung at special civic and state events usually after the National Anthem of Colombia and before the .

Other symbols of Magdalena

The Magdalena Department apart from the official symbols is symbolized by a number of other things that are associated with the department.

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