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Lima Province (Peru)

Last modified: 2006-02-18 by antonio martins
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Lima city flag
image by Jaume Ollé, 19 May 2000
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Description of the flag

Flag of city and department of Lima (coat of arms is not always used).
Jan-Patrick Fischer, 15 Mar 2001

In our archives there are two Lima flags, the city proper, and the Metropolitan city flag, this last one a vertical copperish banner that might looks like a deep burned yellow. the city flag resembles a yellow-tan.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 03 Jul 2002

Lima metropolitan municipality flag

Lima metro flag by Jaume Ollé, 19 May 2000

I suspect that exist two banners: one for the city and other for the province or metropolitan municipality. The Lima government posted me some months ago several photos with Lima city flag and Lima province banner, and common arms. They don’t mention a banner for the city (neither a flag for the province) but is frequently in Latin America. The Lima city flag is more clear (dark yellow or light ochre) that the provincial banner (redish ochre). The banner of Lima city must be then dark yellow or light ochre.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 1999

The banner in which the Lima’s coat of arms is displayed is gold (yellow), following a very old heraldic use.
Miguel Gómez-Arboccó, 09 Aug 1999


Lima metro flag by Miguel Gómez-Arboccó, 09 Aug 1999

A vertical swallowtail in a colour close to dark yellow with the greater arms of Lima centered in the solid portion.
Jorge Candeias, 13 Aug 1999

A wonderful golden flag with the splendid colonial coat of arms that Queen Juana I and King Carlos I gave to the then called Ciudad de los Reyes (City of the Kings). José Luis de Cuenca Orbegoso, Jul 2002

When I visited Lima in April 2002, I saw Lima’s flag of dark yellow many times. I am not sure they substitute dark yellow for golden flag.
Nozomi Kariyasu, 03 Jul 2002

Incorrect report

The past president of the Chesapeake Bay Flag Association, whose name escapes my mind at the moment, displayed an eight-striped rainbow flag before a meeting last year which he purchased in Peru. It was specifically pointed out that it was different than the Gay Pride flag. He claimed it to be the flag of Lima.
Steve Kramer, 23 Mar 1998

Absoltely wrong. I received some weeks ago several photos and written information from the Alcalde (Mayor) of Lima: the city flag (and also the municipal council of Lima) is not multicolored, but monocolored dark yellow, with shield.
Jaume Ollé, 21 Mar 1998

That flag of eight stripes is a quishwa aymara flag, the flag of the Inca.
Jaume Ollé, 23 and 24 Mar 1998