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The Brazilian flag was officially adopted on Nov. 19th 1889, four days after the Republic was proclaimed.
The green color represents the Brazilian fields. The yellow losang represents Brazilian gold - and, by extension, the wealthiness of the country. The blue represents the sky of Rio de Janeiro on the night of Nov. 15th 1889; each star represents one of the Brazilian States.
The white strip contains the inscription "Ordem e Progresso", meaning "Order and Progress". The phrase is attributed to the French positiviste philosophe Augusto Comte, who had admirers in Brazil.
The dimensions and proportions of the flag are determined by
Law nr. 5700.
The flag was designed by a painter named Decio Vilares. To read more about the History of the flag, as well as the identification of each star, visit
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