Last modified: 2005-07-02 by francisco gregoric
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This is how the flag should look like. The number of stars is
hypothetical, but shall stand for the number of municipalities within
the Department. I had no luck in getting the exact number.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 30 Dec 2001
According to http://www.imsj.gub.uy/bandera.htm, the flag was chosen in a contest made because of an
initiative of local legislator Oscar Sánchez Fabre.
The winner of this contest and designer of the flag
was Claudio Trinajtich. The colors are the Artiguist
ones. According to the website, the red stands for the
blood shed defending the motherland and its
independence. The blue is the motherland's sky and the
white the purity (the white appears in the small
At center the sun (the same of the Uruguayan National Flag), that gives light and energy. And there are 40 small white stars (pointing up) that stand for the 40 families that founded San Jose de Mayo.
Francisco Gregoric, 26 May 2005