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Paraná Department, Entre Ríos Province, Argentina

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Municipality of María Grande

[Municipality of Maria Grande flag] image by Ivan Sache, 01 Jan 2014

The municipality of María Grande (7,101 inhabitants in 2001) is located in the center-west of the Entre Ríos Province, 90 km from Paraná.

The flag of María Grande is horizontally divided blue-white-green. Near the hoist is placed a white disk with six white rays. Inside the disk are placed a black bird with a white wheat spike in the mouth and a red star, the whole inscribed in a black cog wheel.

The flag was selected in a public contest, devised by the Municipal Councillor Eliana Sacks and officially launched on 20 June 2013. The contest, open from 25 July to 30 August, yielded 23 submissions. The jury met on 2 September and the winning design was unveiled on 24 October.

The flag was designed by Manuel Martínez Campagna. The historian Gonzalo Abella explains that its colours and design are linked with the flag known as the Federal Banner of Andresito Artigas, a variant of the Federal Banner used today as the Entre Ríos flag. Abella added that green and blue were not considered as colours by the Guarani but as parts of life, green representing the "lower" environment and blue the "upper" environment.

Ivan Sache, 01 Jan 2014

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Municipality of Viale

The municipality of Viale (8,939 inhabitants in 2001) is located 50 km of Paraná, the capital of the Entre Ríos Province.

Viale developed around the Vial railway station, named after the landlord Victorino Viale by Provincial Decree of 7 July 1906. The place was originally settled by Italian and Volga German colonists.

The public contest "Una bandera para mi ciudad" (A flag for my town) was prescribed on 16 May 2012 by Municipal Decree No. 529. Proposals can be submitted between 17 May and 18 June 2012. The winning design will be proclaimed on 23 June and the new flag will be inaugurated on 7 July during the Town's Day celebration.

Ivan Sache, 23 May 2012

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