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image by Ivan Sache, 07 January 2010
Now I have precise information about the flags of 24 departments, including Madre de Dios.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Sep 2000
Flag description and meaning (in Spanish) can be seen on
official site. Drawn flag can be seen on
Aleksandar Nemet, 05 January 2010
The Region of Madre de Dios (85,183 sq. km) is located in south-eastern Peru,
sharing a border with Brazil (270 km) and Bolivia (315 km). The region is
divided in three Provinces (Tambopata, Manu and Yahuamanu) and eleven Districts.
Following a contest, the jury selected on 15 December 1993 the proposal made by Adolfo Motta Montes, aged 36, under the pseudonym "Camaleon Verde" (Green Chameleon).
The flag is green with a yellow ascending diagonal. Green represents our exquisite vegetation, our tropical woods inhabited by different forms of life. Yellow represents the mineral resource, gold. Some 10 tons of gold are indeed extracted every year from the alluvial beds of the rivers.
Ivan Sache, 07 January 2010