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Roraima (Brazil)

Last modified: 2003-02-22 by joe mcmillan
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[Flag of Roraima (Brazil)]by Zeljko Heimer

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About the Flag of Roraima

According to Luiz Aimberê Soares de Freitas, Estudos Sociais de Roraima (Geografia e História): the flag of Roraima was designed by Mário Barreto, who said the blue was for pure air and the sky of Roraima, white for peace, green for the forests and fields, and yellow for mineral riches. The star represents Roraima as another state in the national flag, while the red stripe is the Equator cutting through the state, most of which is in the northern hemisphere.
Joseph McMillan, 25 July 2002

I would note that the image above is almost certainly incorrect, as it's not in 7:10 ratio. Based on what I know of other Brazilian state flags, it is unlikely that one adopted as recently as 1996 would have other than the same ratio as the national flag. Also, other images I've found show the red stripe lower and thinner.
Joseph McMillan, 15 September 2002