Flag of Maranhão

The flag of Maranhão was created by Joaquim de Sousa Andrade. The flag consists of nine stripes in a horizontal direction, interspersed, four white, three red and two black, with a blue canton occupying a third of the length of the flag and half of its width, in the top left with a white star in the center. The three colors of the stripes represent the ethnic composition of the population of Maranhão (Indians, blacks and whites), while the star represents Beta Scorpii, which inturn represents the state of Maranhão on the Flag of Brazil.[1][2]

Flag of Maranhão
Flag of the United Nations
UseNational flag IFIS Equal.svg
Proportion2:3
AdoptedDecember 6, 1889
DesignNine stripes in a horizontal direction, interspersed, four white, three red and two black, with a blue canton occupying a third of the length of the flag and half of its width, in the top left with a white star in the center.
Designed byJoaquim de Sousa Andrade

HistoryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Flag Bulletin. Flag Research Center. 1976.
  2. ^ E. M. C. Barraclough; William G. Crampton (1978). Flags of the World. F. Warne. ISBN 978-0-7232-2015-2.
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