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Amazonas Region (Peru)

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Amazonas flag
image by Juan Carlos Herrera and António Martins, 05 Oct 2004
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Overview

The Amazonas Region (375,993 inhabitants in 2007; 39,249 sq. km) is located in north-western Peru, on the border with Ecuador. The region is divided into the seven Provinces of Chacapoyas, Bagua, Bongará, Condorcanqui, Luya, Rodríguez de Mendoza and Utcubamba.
Ivan Sache, 24 May 2010


The Flag

In Chachapoyas, the capital of Amazonas, I saw the regional [departmental] flag.
Juan Carlos Herrera, 16 Aug 2004

White flag with two reactangle triangles with hypotenuse fitting the edge of the flag — green at the fly, red at the hoist.
António Martins, 05 Oct 2004

The basic design of this flag, is similar to the 1825-1822 national flag of Peru, per saltire red and white.
António Martins, 23 Apr 2006

I receive another communication with confirmation that department of Amazonas don’t have flag (but I received before official information about this “unexistent” flag).
Jaume Ollé, 01 Sep 2000

The Amazonas flag and logo are presented on his blog (28 April 2008) by Mañuel Cabanas Lopez, a former Secretary of the Regional Council.
The Amazonas flag was approved on 9 October 2003 by Regional Decree No. 010/2003, precribing the flag to be officially hoisted on 21 November "in the whole region". The red triangle, on the left, is a tribute to the martyrs who offerred their lives for freedom and the national sovereignty. The green triangle, on the right, represents the Amazonian territory of the region and a new dawn full of hope. White, in the middle, symbolized peace and the integration of our people. The flag was initiated by the PR Agency of the first Regional Government.
Ivan Sache, 24 May 2010


The Logo

The Amazonas logo, placed in the middle of the flag, was approved by Regional Decree No. 003-2003, with the following description: "Light green map of the Region. In the upper part a crown of feathers, red and yellow, symbolizing the Shuar nation. In the central part, a light brown trapezoid wall, surmonted by an ocher head, representing the Chacapoya culture*. On the left side, a golden yellow rice panicle representing the regional agriculture; on the right side, a dark green branch of laurel symbolizing the tribute and everlasting hommage to the heroes and to all the children of the region who contributed to its development. In the lower part, a red-white-red scroll as a sign of fidelity to the Republic of Peru. In the background, a light gray wheel with seven cogs representing the uity and the integration of the seven provinces of the region, charged with the black writing "GOBIERNO REGIONAL AMAZONAS". The logo was initiated in January 2003 by Mañuel Cabanas Lopez, Secretary of the Regional Council, via memorandum No. 006-2003.
Source: http://mcabanas.blogia.com/2008/042301-simbolos-regionales-de-amazonas.php
* The wall represented on the logo is the main gate of the Kuelap (lit., "The Cold Place") fortress, built in the 10th century by the Chacapoyas (lit. the Clouds' Warriors) at an elevation of 3,000 m asl.
Source:http://artslivres.com/ShowArticle.php?Id=1553
Ivan Sache, 24 May 2010


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