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Corrientes province (Argentina)

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[Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 18 Aug 2000
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About the flag

By provincial decree no. 7242 of December 29th 1986, the historical flag was adopted with some changes: The provincial emblem was added, as also the motto «Patria, libertad y Constitución» («Fatherland, Freedom and Constitution»)
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins


Provincial flag of 1815.01-1815.02

[1815 Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000

Corrientes was set up as a province, separate from the Buenos Aires intendency in September 10th 1814 by Gervasio Posadas. A provincial flag was adopted by decision of the artiguist chieftain Coronel Blas Basualdo in January 1815.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins


Provincial flag of 1815.02-1820

[1815 Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000

In February 1815, local chieftain José Silva, following Artigas’ instructions, decided the adoption of a distinctive provincial flag, adopting a design used also by Artigas: like the national flag but with two red stripes on the blue stripes. But in 1820, as the red stripes were not clearly seen at a distance, Silva replaced it with the flag of the Federal League.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins


Provincial flag of 1820-1821

In 1820, as the red stripes were not clearly seen at a distance, Silva replaced the former flag with the flag of the Federal League.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins


Provincial flag of 1821-1823(?)

[1821 Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000

In December 24th 1821 Corrientes Province adopted as provincial flag the national flag with the sun. But, to make it distinct from the Directory troops, law #33 of 1821.12.29 allowed the governor to freely deface it with an emblem instead of the sun. Soon, in 1822, a provincial emblem was aproved and used on the flag.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins


Provincial flag of 1823(?)-1860(?)

[1823 Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000

Later, perhaps in 1823, the provincial Assembly removes the emblem from the flag and replaces it with a blue triangle at the hoist — known as Bandera del Pico and Bandera de Caaguazú.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins

1826 version

[1826 Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000

This flag suffred a small change in 1826.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins

1840 version

[1840 Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000

Finally in 1840 a minor change was added.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins

In 1841, General Paz used several flags: The Pico flag la del Pico, a white flag with the provincial emblem, and others, like the argentine national flag. The Pico flag is recorded in use at the battle of Caaguazú, fought between the armies of General Paz and the entre-rian army under Pascual Echagüe, kept at the Provincial History Museum as the flag of the Republican Guard.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins

1880 version

[1840 Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 17 Aug 2000

This flag fell out of use in 1860, but during the eighties of the 19th century it was used again on selected ocasions, seemingly sporting the provincial emblem on the middle of the white stripe.
Jaume Ollé, 17 Aug 2000


White with emblem version (1841)

[1840 Corrientes flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 17 Aug 2000

Used by General Paz in 1841.
Jaume Ollé, 16 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins


Provincial emblem

1822 version

[1822 Corrientes emblem]
by Jaume Ollé, 17 Aug 2000

1880 version

[1822 Corrientes emblem]
by Jaume Ollé, 17 Aug 2000