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Canelones (Uruguay)

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[Canelones Department flag] image by Antonio Martins-Tuvalkin, 26 Oct 2010
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Description of the flag

The Departmental Board of Canelones (Junta Departamental de Canelones) promoted a contest last year for changes to the coat of arms and the creation of a flag for the department of Canelones. Both symbols have already been selected and approved by the JDC and will be officially presented at the awards ceremony at 20 June 2010.

When the competition for the modification of the coat of arms and the creation of the flag of Canelones was launched in the first part of 2009, it was determined which designs were better adapted to the bases and were the most representative of the department; the flag was approved in 28 April 2010 by the Junta Departamental de Canelones (resolution 3450). The coat of arms chosen by the jury was approved unanimously and the Canarian flag majority.

Edgardo Taranco, a native of the city of Santa Lucia was the one who won the flag contest design for the department of Canelones

For the flag, the competition rules stipulated that [the idea of] Canelones as the birthplace of the first national flag should be reflected in its creation, and it was also requested that the ideology of Artigas was represented. Thus, the flag of Canelones-winning and approved by the Departmental Board - has a white field with nine blue stripes representing the first flag and a red stripe running through the banner, just like the band that crosses the Artigas flag, for would therefore be a combination of the first flag with the flag of Artigas.

André Pires Godinho, 25 July 2010