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Departments of Uruguay

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Departamental flags

The departamental flags are all unofficial. [Officially] the departaments only have a coat of arms.
Rodolfo Tizzi, 10 Jul 2002

All the departamental flags of Uruguay (departments that have adopted one, of course) and other less known Uruguayan flags and shields will be published in a next issue of my Bulletin (probably 1 July 1999; not available in Internet)
Jaume Ollé, 26 Nov 1998

Uruguay is divided in 19 "departamentos", not "intendencias". "Intendencia" is the name of the departament government.
Rodolfo Tizzi, 10 Jul 2002

The original [national] flag was a white field, with nine horizontal azure blue stripes, with El sol de Mayo (the Sun of May) in a white canton. Later the number of stripes was reduced by law to five white and four blue, for each of the nine political divisions originally forming the republic. Today there are nineteen of these divisions called departamentos.
Dov Gutterman, 13 May 2000, quoting from http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/7187/proudnation.htm





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