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Bandeirantes, Mato Grosso do Sul (Brazil)

Last modified: 2010-11-13 by ian macdonald
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[Flag of Bandeirantes, MS (Brazil)] image by Dirk Schönberger, 11 October 2010

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About the Flag

Divided approximately 2:3:2, blue-white-green, with the municipal arms centred on the white stripe.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 11 October 2010

A photo of the flag taken on 18 June 2010 during the Civic and Cultural Week shows that the upper stripe of the flag should be light blue:, Gallery "Semana Cívica e Cultural - Sexta-feira"
Ivan Sache, 13 October 2010

According to, the "bandeirantes" were indeed pioneers, originally involved in slave-hunting expeditions, subsequently more interested in mining resources. The accepted translation of their name seems to be "followers of the banner" rather than "flag bearers". Their expeditions were called "bandeiras" (flags). The private "bandeiras" had their official counterparts, called "entradas". - Wikipedia English version - Wikipedia Portuguese version, more comprehensive
Ivan Sache, 14 October 2010