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Tres Arroyos District (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)

Partido de Tres Arroyos

Last modified: 2020-07-26 by francisco gregoric
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image by Fernando Bollana of Banderas Rapi Arte, 27 Jan 2005
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About the district

The Partido de Tres Arroyos (Three Streams) is located in the southeast of the Buenos Aires Province. At the second half of the 19 Century the area was a place of fights between the indigenous people and the army. The city of Tres Arroyos was founded in 1884.
Francisco Gregoric, 27 Feb 2006

Description of the flag

The flag of Tres Arroyos District was adopted in 2004. It was chosen in a contest where school children could participate.

The jury was formed by the Mayor Carlos Sánchez, the inspector-chief of Arts Education Nora Zaparart, the school counselor Mercedes Florez, the History Professor María Rosa Turienzo, and the artist Hugo Constanzo.

Finally the design made by Félix Golato and Lucas Gonzalo Ruggirello of the School No. 202 was chosen between 67 proposals.

The colors and design of the flag have the following meaning:

  • Green stands for the Pampas, the plains and the peace and immensity of its fields.

  • Yellow stands for the wheat, the agricultural production and the sun as a symbol of strength and vitality.

  • Red stands for the blood shed by indigenous people and soldiers at the early time of the zone.
Inside the red triangle there is a silhouette of a 19 Century military fort (for the soldiers) and a spear (for the indigenous people). They stand for the conflict that gave birth to the city.

The horizontal yellow "Y" shape is an schematic way to represent the three streams.

The flag was first raised on November 15, 2004.
Francisco Gregoric, 27 Feb 2006

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