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Tandil District (Buenos Aires Province, Argentina)

Partido de Tandil

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[Flag of Tandil] image by Johnny Andersson, 08 Jul 2004
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About the district

The Partido de Tandil is located at the center-south part of the Province of Buenos Aires at 329 km from the City of La Plata capital of the province. It is 4,837 Kmē and it had a total population of 108,109 inhabitants in the last census (2001). Its main economical activities are agriculture and stockbreeding.
Francisco Gregoric, 10 Apr 2008

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Description of the flag

Adopted 9th December, 2003. The design, selected through a competition, was designed by Daniela Delceggio.
Johnny Andersson, 08 Jul 2004

On 9 December, the flag of the municipality of Tandil was officially unveiled. The jury selected four proposals and awarded a first prize, a second prize and two special mentions. The jury was made of a representative of the municipal government, a municipal councillor, a grpahic designer, an historian and Mariana Asurabarrena, who already contributed to the selection of the provincial flag of Buenos Aires as a servant of the Secretary of Culture of the province. The jury awarded the first prize to Daniela Delceggio, whose work was selected as the official flag of the municipality.

Olivier Touzeau, 28 Mar 2004 and Ivan Sache, 12 Dec 2008

The link to the above text is dead but the municipal website of Tandil has now a page presenting the flag.

The flag, designed by Daniela Delceggio, graphic designer at the University of Buenos Aires, symbolizes the different activities that contribute to the developpment of the town.

  • The stone, hard and inalterable, represents a concentration of power, in relation to the divine, eternal powers. Heavy and hard, it should not be interpreted as rigid and dead but as a means of transmitting life.

  • The sky is associated with the masculine activity, the fecundation of the earth by the sky being required for the birth of all the living organisms thriving on the Earth.

  • The green colour represents the vegetal kingdom, water, life, the cyclic renovation of the natural environment and hope.

  • The grey colour represents the local resource in ore, exploited since the European immigration and which caused the colonization of the area. The gearing stands for power, work and industry of a town that was originally forged by strong hands.

  • The leaves represent agriculture and cattle breeding, two activities promoted by the fertility of the soil that boosted the development of Tandil.

  • The curves represent the mountains, aged 2,500 million years, rounded by natural erosion.

  • The white and blue colours stand for the union with the Argentine nation, symbolizing belonging and contribution to the political, social and economic growth.

  • The shaky stone is the icon representing the town at the world level and one of the main tourist spots of the town.
The moving stone of Tandil fell down more than 90 years ago and was recently replaced by a replica.
Ivan Sache, 12 Dec 2008