Flag of Amazonas

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Flag of Amazonas
Bandeira do Amazonas.svg
UseCivil and state flag
Proportion15:21
Adopted14 January 1982
DesignThree horizontal stripes of equal length in white, red, and white. A blue canton over the white stripe on the hoist-side, with twenty-five five-pointed silver stars, in four rows of eight, four, four, and eight, respectively, equidistant from each other in proportion to the interior of the rectangle. In the center is a star larger than the others.

The flag of Amazonas is one of the official symbols of the state of Amazonas, Brazil. The current flag was introduced by Law 1513 of 14 January 1982.

Symbolism[edit]

The twenty-five stars in the upper left corner represent the twenty-five municipalities of the state in 1897, the year that the Military Forces of Amazonas entered into the War of Canudos.[1] The largest star, in the center, represents the capital, Manaus. The two horizontal white bands represent hope, the dark blue of the quadratic drawing, the skies and the red band represents overcoming difficulties.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://viseuf.tripod.com/bnorte.html
  2. ^ "Assembleia Legislativa do Estado do Amazonas – Law 1513 of 14 January 1982" (in Portuguese). Amazonas: Legislative Assembly of the State of Amazonas. Retrieved 2019-01-16.
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