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General Roca Department, Río Negro Province, Argentina

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General Fernández Oro Municipality

[General Fernández Oro Municipal flag] image by Ivan Sache, 2 October 2021

The municipality of General Fernández Oro (usually, Fernández Oro; 8,629 inhabitants in 2010) is located in General Roca department, 500 km north-west of Viedma. The town was named for its founder, General Manuel Fernández Oro (1848-1919), a hero of the Paraguayan War and of the Conquest of the Desert.

The flag of Fernández Oro, unveiled on 25 September 2021, is horizontally divided orange-green with a white triangle placed along the hoist and charged with the Sun of May.
The flag was designed by Axel Córdoba (24 years), winner of a contest organized by the municipality for the celebration of the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the town; the contest, unanimously approved on 22 April by the Municipal Council, yielded some 80 proposals.

The orange stripe represents courage, sacrifice and generosity, as well as sunrise.
The green stripe represents agriculture, hope, natural resources and prosperity.
The triangle is a symbol of equality, fraternity and liberty. White is a symbol of peace, unity, purity and honesty.
The Sun of May is "one of the most important Argentine national emblems, featured on flags and coats of arms".
LM Cipolletti, 28 September 2021

Ivan Sache, 2 October 2021