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Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

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[Flag of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)] 7:10 image by Željko Heimer
Adopted 1 January 1979


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Flag of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul

On 1 January 1979 the flag of the new state was created according to a design of Mauro Michael Munhoz, who attempted to symbolize balance, force and serenity by a gilded star (the State) in the sky. The white stripe symbolizes hope; the green symbolizes the vegetation and manifests conscience by the preservation of natural wealth.
Jaume Ollé, 28 June 1996

Mato Grosso do Sul became a state on 1 January 1979 and the very first thing they did (article 1 of decree no. 1 implementing decree-law no. 1) was to adopt a flag. The construction is described in the decree as "A rectangle with the proportions of 10 units of length by 7 units of height. From the lower left corner arises, at a 45 angle, a white stripe two units wide. In the area above this stripe, the rectangle is filled with green, while below it the color is blue. In the lower right corner is a golden five-pointed star."
Source: http://www.brasilrepublica.hpg.ig.com.br/bandeiramatogrossodosul.htm.
Joseph McMillan, 10 July 2002


Unofficial Pre-Statehood Flags

Version 1

Unofficial Flag of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), 1977-79 by Jaume Ollé

Version 2

Unofficial Flag of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), 1977-79 by Jaume Ollé

Flagscan 55 indicates that Mato Grosso do Sul used two unofficial flags in the period 1977-79, before the current flag was adopted.
Jaume Ollé, 8 December 1999

A "New Flags" item on the current flag of Mato Grosso do Sul in the Flag Bulletin 18:120-25 (July-August 1979) related the existence of two provisional flags used in 1977 to represent the prospective state before its formal establishment. One was a green-white-green horizontal triband with the words "ESTADO DE MATO GROSSO DO SUL" in black across the white stripe. The other was similar, but in light blue and white, with the inscription reading "ESTADO DE CAMPO GRANDE," the other name under consideration for the new state at the time. In addition, at the top of the latter flag were the five stars of the Southern Cross.
Joseph McMillan, 28 August 2002


Civil Police of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul

Unofficial Flag of Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil), 1977-79 image located by Valentin Poposki, 12 January 2006

The flag of the Civil Police of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul in Brazil was presented together with other symbols on this page
http://www.pc.ms.gov.br/institucional/simbolos/ (no longer available).
Valentin Poposki, 12 January 2006