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Jose Luis Bustamante y Rivero District (Arequipa, Peru)

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About the flag

"José Luis Bustamante y Rivero District is one of the twenty-nine districts of the Arequipa Province in Peru. it has area of 10.83 km2 and populaton of 76,270."
Source: Wikipedia
The district flag is described in district website. It has three horizontal stripes of turquoise, yellow and turquoise, if I understand correctly. The flag was adopted in 1999.
Valentin Poposki, 19 April 2009

The flag should indeed have the municipal coat of arms in the middle of the yellow stripe. Moreover, the stripes seem to be in respective proportions 1:2:1.
The flag was designed, selected and approved in a meeting held in 1999, in the presence of all the municipal authorities. The flag is horizontally divided turquoise-yellow-turquoise with the municipal coat of arms in the middle of the yellow stripe.
The coat of arms, selected among more than 100 proposals in a public contest held in 1998, was designed by the local artist Elier Berrios Calmiet.
The shield has a light blue background, representing the sky over Arequipa; its main charge is a representation of the tutelary volcano of the town, known as Misti. In the foreground is placed a stone obelisk, charged in the middel with the vertical writing "1995", representing the year of foundation of the district. Two laurels branches are placed on the base of the obelisk, which is located in the real world on United States Avenue, one of the main streets of the district.
The obelisk is flanked by two muses, dressed in white for purity, the one holding a book and a harp as symbols of culture and art, respectively, the other holding a cogwheel and a square, representing industry and work as well as the man's skills to create and improve himslef.
The front page of the municipal website shows a photo of the town hall, flying the district flag, which has, seemingly, the yellow stripe twice higher than the blue ones.
Ivan Sache, 04 May 2009