Brazil flag
Brazil flag
The national flag of Brazil is a blue celestial globe depicting a starry sky spanned by a curved white equatorial band with the national motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress) inscribed, within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. The flag's blue circle has 27 white five-pointed stars to represent the union's federated units – each star representing a specific State, plus one for the Federal District




Brazil flag - facts at a glance
Nickname A Auriverde (The Gold and Green)
Designer Raimundo Teixeira Mendes
Adopted November 19, 1889 (original 21-star version)
May 11, 1992 (current 27-star version)
Flag Day November 19
Proportion 7:10


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Brazil flag colors - meaning/symbolism
Green represents the forests of Brazil
Yellow rhombus symbolizes Brazil's mineral wealth
Blue circle and stars depict the sky over Rio de Janeiro at 8:37 A.M. on 15 November 1889 - the day the Republic of Brazil was declared
The green on the flag the former Empire of Brazil represented the House of Braganza of Pedro I, the first Emperor of Brazil, while the yellow stood for the Habsburg Family of his wife, Maria Leopoldina of Austria



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    What is the motto on the Brazil flag?

    The national flag of Brazil (Portuguese: Bandeira do Brasil) is a blue celestial globe depicting a starry sky spanned by a curved white equatorial band with the national motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress) inscribed, within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. Brazil officially adopted this design on November 19, 1889, replacing the flag of the second Empire of Brazil. The flag's blue circle currently has 27 white five-pointed stars to represent the union's federated units – each star representing a specific State, plus one for the Federal District. The flag was designed by Raimundo Teixeira Mendes.
    The motto "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress") is inspired by Auguste Comte's motto of positivism: "L’amour pour principe et l’ordre pour base; le progrès pour but" ("Love as a principle and order as the basis; progress as the goal")
What does the stars on the Brazil flag mean

Brazil Flag Stars
No State Star Constellation
1ParáAlpha Virginis (Spica)Virgo, the Virgin
2AmazonasAlpha Canis Minoris (Procyon)Canis Minor, the Little Dog
3Mato Grosso do SulAlpha Hydrae (Alphard)Hydra, the Water Serpent
4AcreGamma HydraeHydra, the Water Serpent
5Mato GrossoAlpha Canis Majoris (Sirius)Canis Major, the Great Dog
6AmapáBeta Canis Majoris (Mirzam)Canis Major, the Great Dog
7RondôniaGamma Canis Majoris (Muliphen)Canis Major, the Great Dog
8RoraimaDelta Canis Majoris (Wezen)Canis Major, the Great Dog
9TocantinsEpsilon Canis Majoris (Adhara)Canis Major, the Great Dog
10GoiásAlpha Carinae (Canopus)Carina, the Keel of Argo
11BahiaGamma Crucis (Rubídea)Crux, the Southern Cross
12Minas GeraisDelta Crucis (Pálida)Crux, the Southern Cross
13Espírito SantoEpsilon CrucisCrux, the Southern Cross
14São PauloAlpha Crucis (Estrela de Magalhães)Crux, the Southern Cross
15Rio de JaneiroBeta Crucis (Mimosa)Crux, the Southern Cross
16PiauíAlpha Scorpii (Antares)Scorpius, the Scorpion
17MaranhãoBeta Scorpii (Graffias)Scorpius, the Scorpion
18CearáEpsilon ScorpiiScorpius, the Scorpion
19Rio Grande do NorteLambda Scorpii (Shaula)Scorpius, the Scorpion
20ParaíbaKappa ScorpiiScorpius, the Scorpion
21PernambucoMu ScorpiiScorpius, the Scorpion
22AlagoasTheta Scorpii (Sargas)Scorpius, the Scorpion
23SergipeIota ScorpiiScorpius, the Scorpion
24Santa CatarinaBeta Trianguli AustralisTriangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle
25Rio Grande do SulAlpha Trianguli AustralisTriangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle
26ParanáGamma Trianguli AustralisTriangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle
27Distrito FederalSigma Octantis (Polaris Australis)Octans, the Octant
    Constellations on the Brazil Flag
    # Constellation
    1 Procyon (α Canis Minoris)
    2 Canis Major, with the largest star depicting Sirius
    3 Canopus (α Carinae)
    4 Spica (α Virginis)
    5 Hydra
    6 Crux
    7 Sigma Octantis (σ Octantis; south pole star)
    8 Triangulum Australe
    9 Scorpius, with the largest star depicting Antares
    Brazil Flag Constellations

    Brazil state flags

    Acre flag
    Acre Flag
    Alagoas flag
    Alagoas Flag
    Amapá flag
    Amapá Flag
    Amazonas flag
    Amazonas Flag
Bahia flag
Bahia Flag
Ceará flag
Ceará Flag
    Distrito Federal flag
    Distrito Federal Flag
    Espírito Santo flag
    Espírito Santo Flag
Goiás flag
Goiás Flag
Maranhão flag
Maranhão Flag
    Mato Grosso flag
    Mato Grosso Flag
    Mato Grosso do Sul flag
    Mato Grosso do Sul Flag
Minas Gerais flag
Minas Gerais Flag
Pará flag
Pará Flag
Paraíba flag
Paraíba Flag
Paraná flag
Paraná Flag
Pernambuco flag
Pernambuco Flag
Piauí flag
Piauí Flag
Rio de Janeiro flag
Rio de Janeiro Flag
Rio Grande do Norte flag
Rio Grande do Norte Flag
Rio Grande do Sul flag
Rio Grande do Sul Flag
Rondônia flag
Rondônia Flag
Roraima flag
Roraima Flag
Santa Catarina flag
Santa Catarina Flag
São Paulo flag
São Paulo Flag
Sergipe flag
Sergipe Flag
Tocantins flag
Tocantins Flag
Tocantins flag
Tocantins Flag
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    Brazil flag display rules



    Brazil flag


    What is Brazil flag protocol?

    The flag must be permanently hoisted at the Praça dos Três Poderes in Brasília. The flag must be raised and lowered daily at the presidential palaces (Palácio do Planalto and Palácio da Alvorada); ministries; National Congress; Supreme Federal Tribunal; Supreme Court of Justice; seats of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches; diplomatic missions; Federal, state and local institutions; and merchant navy units. When a flag is no longer fit to use, it must be delivered to a military facility to be burned during a special ceremony on Flag Day (November 19)
    The flag must be flown at half-staff when the President decrees official mourning. In addition, state and local governments may decree official mourning with the death of a mayor or governor. When the flag is displayed at half-staff, prior to raising or lowering it, the flag must be raised to the top of the flagpole and then lowered to the halfway mark. When the flag is being carried in procession, a black crape ribbon must be tied to the top of the mast.
    A foreign flag may only be flown with a Brazilian Flag along its right side. The only exceptions are when the foreign flag is displayed in an embassy or consulate and in prize-giving ceremonies of sport competitions won by foreign athletes. When multiple flags are raised or lowered simultaneously, the Brazilian Flag must be the first to reach the top of the flagpole and the last to reach the bottom.
The Hino à Bandeira Nacional (Flag Anthem of Brazil)
The Hino à Bandeira Nacional (Flag Anthem of Brazil)

Flag anthem English translation
Salve lindo pendão da esperança! Hail, precious banner of hope!
Salve símbolo augusto da paz Hail, august symbol of peace!
Tua nobre presença à lembrança Thy noble presence to our minds
A grandeza da Pátria nos traz. The greatness of our motherland does bring
Recebe o afeto que se encerra Take the affection enclosed
em nosso peito juvenil, In our youthful chest,
Querido símbolo da terra, Dear symbol of the land,
Da amada terra do Brasil! Of the beloved land of Brazil!
Em teu seio formoso retratas In thy beauteous bosom portraits
Este céu de puríssimo azul, This sky of purest blue,
A verdura sem par destas matas, The unrivalled greenness of these forests,
E o esplendor do Cruzeiro do Sul. And the splendor of the Southern Cross.
Recebe o afeto que se encerra Take the affection enclosed
em nosso peito juvenil, In our youthful chest,
Querido símbolo da terra, Dear symbol of the land,
Da amada terra do Brasil! Of the beloved land of Brazil!
Contemplando o teu vulto sagrado, Beholding thy sacred shadow,
Compreendemos o nosso dever, We understand our duty,
E o Brasil por seus filhos amado, And Brazil loved by its children,
poderoso e feliz há de ser! Powerful and happy shall be!
Recebe o afeto que se encerra Take the affection enclosed
em nosso peito juvenil, In our youthful chest,
Querido símbolo da terra, Dear symbol of the land,
Da amada terra do Brasil! Of the beloved land of Brazil!
Sobre a imensa nação brasileira, Over the great Brazilian Nation,
Nos momentos de festa ou de dor, In times of happiness or grief,
Paira sempre sagrada bandeira, Hovers always the sacred flag,
Pavilhão da justiça e do amor! Pavilion of justice and love!
Recebe o afeto que se encerra Take the affection enclosed
em nosso peito juvenil, In our youthful chest,
Querido símbolo da terra, Dear symbol of the land,
Da amada terra do Brasil! Of the beloved land of Brazil!
Flag of the President of the Brazil
Brazil President's Flag
The flag of the president Brazil is a dark green rectangle with the national coat of arms on its center. It is usually hoisted at the President's official residence, the Palácio da Alvorada, and at the President's workplace, the Palácio do Planalto. It is also displayed on the presidential car, as small-sized flags.
Brazil President's flag

Brazil flag history


Brazil Flag (1992 - present)
The flag of Brazil is a blue celestial globe depicting a starry sky spanned by a curved white equatorial band with the national motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress) inscribed, within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. On May 11, 1992, the flag was modified with the addition of six stars to the celestial globe – representing the six newly created states. The flag's blue circle currently has 27 white five-pointed stars to represent the union's federated units – each star representing a specific State, plus one for the Federal District.

Brazil Flag (1889 - 1992)

In 1889, Brazil transitioned from constitutional monarchy to a republic. The then provisional president of Brazil, Marshal Deodoro da Fonseca ordered the design of a new flag for the new nation. A new flag was designed by a group three - Raimundo Teixeira Mendes, Miguel Lemos, Manuel Pereira Reis and Décio Villares by placing a blue celestial globe depicting a starry sky spanned by a curved white equatorial band with the national motto ORDEM E PROGRESSO (Order and Progress) inscribed, within a yellow rhombus. It was officially adopted on November 19, 1889.

Brazil Flag (1822 - 1889)
The Empire of Brazil used the Royal Standard of its emperor, Pedro I. It was designed by Jean-Baptiste Debret as the Royal Standard of Pedro I, in his previous capacity as the Prince Royal of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. The new flag featured the imperial coat of arms within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. The green and yellow colors represented the dynastic houses of Pedro I and his consort .The green on the flag the former Empire of Brazil represented the House of Braganza of Pedro I, the first Emperor of Brazil, while the yellow stood for the Habsburg Family of his wife, Maria Leopoldina of Austria

Brazil Flag (1815 – 1822)
Brazil became a kingdom in 1815 as part of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. The insignia of the new kingdom, a gold armillary sphere on a blue field, was displayed on its flag

Brazil Flag (1692 – 1815)
Brazil was a portuguese colony. In 1692, a flag that had a white field with a golden armillary sphere was introduced for merchant vessels sailing to Brazil. The armillary sphere was the personal emblem of King of Portugal, Manuel I. (A similar flag was introduced for the Portuguese ships that sailed to India, but with a red armillary sphere)


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