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Arequipa region (Peru)

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Arequipa dep. flag
image by Jan-Patrick Fischer and Jaume Ollé, 18 Oct 2003
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Description of the flag

The flag of the Department and City of Arequipa. The colour is discribed as grenado, a light kind of red. This flag is surely the current one: There was one hanging on an offical building at main square of Arequipa city (Plaza de Armas). It was long time used, so it was teared up and, by the strong sunlight in 2300 m altitude, lightend to orange. But I spoke with several inhabitants and all said the right colour is grenado.
Jan-Patrick Fischer, 27 Mar 2001

About the flag of Arequipa, I can confirm that this color (RGB:FF3333) is the same colour as a flag, I photographed in a shop. [Not dark.]
Jan-Patrick Fischer, 24 Oct 2003

Darker variant

Arequipa dep. flag
image by Jaume Ollé, 24 Oct 2003

Description of a color is very complicate. Accoding dates I received the flag is intense red, and this is the color of the flower called Mastuerzo (locally Taxao) that I dont know as is exactly. I submited the pre 1992 and the post 1992 versions and they were considered OK by at less two peruvian vexillologist. Then I assume that the color is close to the correct one.
Jaume Ollé, 24 Oct 2003

Pre-1992 version

Arequipa dep. flag
image by Jaume Ollé, 24 Oct 2003

The pre 1992 dark sour cherry or garnet flag.
Jaume Ollé, 24 Oct 2003