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Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre (Brazil)

Last modified: 2016-03-12 by ian macdonald
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Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre (Brazil) image by Jocelio Andrade, 8 February 2016       

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About the Flag

A blue flag with a Southern Cross constellation, offset toward the hoist.

The municipality of Cruzeiro do Sul (78,444 inhabitants in 2010; 7,925 sq. km)) is located in north-western Acre, on the border with Peru, 630 km from Rio Branco. Most of the population of the municipality, and of the Juruá region as well, is of indigenous origin. In the beginning of the 20th century, rubber plantations required a massive manpower input from Nordeste. Merchants of Syrian and Lebanese origin are also common in the region. A wave of Peruvian immigration occurred more recently.
Ivan Sache, 14 January 2012

Variant Flag

Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 14 January 2012

The municipal website shows now a flag with the representation of the Southern Cross, the namesake of the municipality, different from reported before. The Southern Cross is placed vertically instead of diagonally.

Ivan Sache, 14 January 2012