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by Zeljko Heimer
Adopted 1 January 1979
On 1 January 1979 the flag of the new state was created according to a design
of Mauro Michael Munhoz, who attempted to symbolize balance, force
and serenity by a gilded star (the State) in the sky. The white stripe symbolizes
hope; the green symbolizes the vegetation and manifests conscience
by the preservation of natural wealth.
Jaume Ollé, 28 June 1996
Mato Grosso do Sul became a state on 1 January 1979 and the very first thing they did
(article 1 of decree no. 1 implementing decree-law no. 1) was to adopt a flag. The construction
is described in the decree as "A rectangle with the proportions of 10 units of length by 7 units of height.
From the lower left corner arises, at a 45║ angle, a white stripe two units wide. In the area above
this stripe, the rectangle is filled with green, while below it the color is blue. In the lower right corner is a
golden five-pointed star."
Joseph McMillan, 10 July 2002
by Jaume Ollé
by Jaume Ollé
Flagscan 55 indicates that Mato Grosso do Sul used
two unofficial flags in the period
1977-79, before the current flag was adopted.
Jaume OllÚ, 8 December 1999
A "New Flags" item on the current flag of Mato Grosso do Sul in the Flag
Bulletin 18:120-25 (July-August 1979) related the existence of two provisional flags used in 1977
to represent the prospective state before its formal establishment. One was a green-white-green horizontal
triband with the words "ESTADO DE MATO GROSSO DO SUL" in black across the white stripe.
The other was similar, but in light blue and white, with the inscription reading "ESTADO DE CAMPO GRANDE,"
the other name under consideration for the new state at the time. In addition, at the top of the
latter flag were the five stars of the Southern Cross.
Joseph McMillan, 28 August 2002