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The Department of Beni has 8 provinces and 19 municipalities. Provinces are
Cercado (which is the province where the capital city is located), Antonio Vaca
Diez (or Vaca Diez), General Jose Ballivian Segurola (or Ballivian), Yacuma,
Mojos (or Moxos), Marban, Mamore, and Itenez. The Province of Antonio Vaca Diez
has two municipalities - Riberalta (the
administrative center) and Guayaramerin.
Valentin Poposki, 14 June 2020
The flag of Beni was adopted in the last years and symbolize the
landscape of the region. Frequently the shield
is in the center.
Jaume Ollé, 02 Nov 1996
There was a plain green flag in the Bolivian flag history,
the brief 1854-1855 national flag.
Could it have been the source for the dep. flag of Beni?
António Martins, 21 Apr 2006
I was having this in my scope for a long time, but now I found many photos to
confirm it. Department of Beni is using green flag with 8 golden stars in a
circle, as a second official flag. It can be seen on many photos from the
Departmental Chambers. The eight stars represent the eight provinces of Beni.
Valentin Poposki, 30 August 2020
Color shades are obviously the same as in the Bolivian national flag. Star
size is determined by comparing with the Bolivian naval ensign from the same
photo - it is obviously the same in both flags. Relative positions of the stars
are approximated after the departmental flag seen in the same photo.
Valentin Poposki, 2 September 2020
New coat of arms has been accepted in 1992!
Jan Zrzavy, 01 September 1999
I’m not sure which of these is the new coat of arms.
António Martins, 19 November 2000
This image uses a coat of arms from
António Martins, 19 November 1999
This coat of arms, from
is much better looking, with brighter colors and clearer design —
but it is also slightly different: The several scenes depicted on the
divisions of the shield are different in many details, and shows the name of
the department on the top of the shield, absent from the
António Martins, 19 January 2000
Second stanza of the departmental hymn, from www.bolivian.com/himnos/beni.html:
El verde que flamea en mi bandera,Jarig Bakker, 19 January 2000
emblema de esperanza y de grandeza,
es la imagen del Beni, la riqueza
de esta sierra feliz de promisión.