The Brazilian Flag

The Brazilian flag is a national symbol of the country and it features several design aspects that are characteristic of the Brazilian culture. On the flag of Brazil you will find a blue disc that resides in the center of the flag. This blue disc depicts a starry sky that has a white band coming across it horizontally with green lettering. This curved band is inscribed with the national motto of Brazil that reads "Ordem E Progresso". Brazil adopted this design for its national flag on November 19th, 1889. This adoption of the latest design in the flag replaced the previous flag known as the Empire of Brazil. The design featured in the Brazilian flag was a concept developed by Raimundo Teixeira Mendes who also collaborated with several other artists during the creation of the Brazilian flag. These artists include Miguel Lemos, Manuel Pereira Reis and Decio Villares.

Outside of the blue circle which is starry filled, you will find a yellow diamond with the entire outside portion of the flag, outside of the yellow diamond, being green in color. The yellow and green colors came from the previous flag which they preserved into the new design. They represent the Braganza-Habsburg Dynasty. The blue circle is precisely filled with 27 white stars that replaced the previous arms of the Empire of Brazil. The stars are positioned and designed to reflect the sky over Rio De Janeiro on the night of November 15, 1889, and represent the federated units of the union. Each star is depicting a specific state.

Brazil is the largest country in South America and the fifth largest country in the world both in terms of its total geographical area and its population. Brazil is home to over 192 million people. It is also the only Portuguese speaking country located in the Americas and the largest lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) country in the world. Brazil is outlined by the Atlantic Ocean on its east side and it's coastline makes Brazil home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is also bordered by Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname. Brazil was originally a colony of Portugal after the landing of Pedro Alvares Cabral in 1500 until 1815. Brazil won its independence from Portugal in 1822.