The Flag of Brazil: meaning and colors

Brazil Flag Thanks to the extraordinary design and combination of colors. His origin is associated with the necessary historical events. At the end of obtaining independence and the creation of new states, the appearance of the web has changed. But his elements symbolize an inseparable communication with the past in the kingdom.

So the Brazil flag looks like a photo

Brazil Flag-1

History of the flag

The 1st Flag of Brazil seemed in the first half of the 20s of the XIX century. French painter Jean-Baptist Debre made the main green cloth with a yellow rhombus in the center. In the figure, a wreath of coffee and tobacco branches was stirred, which made the image of the Order of Christ and the reinforcement sphere with 19 stars in a circle. The monarch crown with diamonds was drawn above them.

Flag of Brazil-2

The branches were listed by the altar of the country, the sphere that personified Brazil in the kingdom.

The choice of colors is associated with Pedro I. By legend, he took a blue-white myocardium from the head remove (Sign of Portugal). Tsarevich announced that the new colors will be green and yellow. At that time, at the time, at the time when Pedro appointed himself to the king, the flag was located the imperial crown.

Brazil-3 flag

November 15, 1889, Brazil took independence. 4 days later, the act was approved by the flag, which included 7 green and 6 yellow stripes. In the upper left corner on a dark blue background, a 21-star white star was located.

Brazil-4 flag

Only in the first half of the 90s of the XX century, Brazilian authorities officially approved the flag in modern form with 27 stars.

In 1960. Added the newest star for Guanabara, in 1968. The symbol of the state of care. In May 1992. Starry sky supplemented 4 more elements.

Brazil-5 flag

  • Brazil flag from 1889-1960.

Brazil-6 flag

  • Flag of Brazil 1960-1968

Brazil-7 Flag

  • Brazil flag from 1968-1992

Brazil-8 flag

  • The modern flag of Brazil


The middle of a green rectangle depicts a yellow rhombus. The center of this figure occupies a blue ball that adorns white five-pointed stars.

They form 9 such constellations and their designation is interpreted as follows:

  1. Small dog;
  2. Big dog;
  3. Keel;
  4. Virgo;
  5. Hydra;
  6. South Cross;
  7. Southern triangle;
  8. Octant;
  9. Scorpion.

Such placement of stars can be seen from Meridian Rio de Janeiro, in case it was noticeable outside the heavenly arch of 8.30 in the morning on the day of the proclamation of independence. Ultimately see it unrealistic, if in some constellations on the flag, the order of the arrangement is broken.

The flag is divided into 14 identical parts, which are called modules. In length it form 20 modules.

The last element is a white tape that crosses the ball. On her green signs written by the state motto of Brazil – “Order and Progress” in Portuguese. It seemed from the principle of positivism, formulated by an argument. Over the band is one constellation – Virgo, others are placed under it.

What is written on the flag of Brazil?

The circle is crossed with a curved up in the form of an arch of white ribbon with the national motto of Brazil, written in green letters, – “Ordem E Progresso” (which is translated from Portuguese as – “order and progress”).

Colors flag of Brazil

The composition on the flag contains 4 colors:

  1. Green;
  2. Yellow;
  3. Blue;
  4. White.

Green dominions in the clothes of the BRANCA family, which belonged to the ruler of Brazil Pedro I. Yellow personified the royal house of Habsburg. Monarch’s wife Maria (Don Leopoldina) came from this kind. Dark blue, which was in the colonial flag, showed an inseparable message Brazil with the past.

Meaning colors flag of Brazil

The flag has become a fundamental sign of independence of the country together with the coat of arms and anthem. The color palette transmits such a value:

  1. Green – Indicates Amazon Forests;
  2. Yellow – symbolizes huge gold deposits;
  3. Blue – personifies the country’s sky and water resources;
  4. White – conveys the country’s zeal for well-being, openness, and peace.

Stars depict Brazil. At the moment there are 27 administrative and territorial units. Over white ribbon is a star that symbolizes the pair. It is considered the greatest on the equatorial axis.

Ramund Teisher Mendez replaced the sphere on the old flag of the starry sky over Rio de Janeiro. In this way, he showed that the new regime does not testify the gap with the new history of Brazil.

Non-specialized information about Brazil

Official language Portuguese
Capital Brazilia
Territory 8 515 767 km2
Population 207 353 391 people
Currency Brazilian Real (BRL code, 986)
Telephone code +55
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