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Lima Region (Peru)

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Lima regional flag image by Jens Pattke, 09 January 2010

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"Lima Region, also known as Lima Provincias, is one of twenty-five regions of Peru. Located in the central coast of the country, its capital is Huacho. Lima Province, which contains the city of Lima, the country's capital, is located on the western part of the Lima Region. However, this province is autonomous and not part of the region.
The Region has area of 32,129.31 km² and population of 780,881. The region is divided into nine provinces, which are composed of 128 districts."
Valentin Poposki, 15 April 2009

The Flag

The regional flag is shown in Wikimedia. However, some blog is showing caricature with white flag with regional emblem on it.
Valentin Poposki, 15 April 2009

According photo it must be white with logo.
Jaume Ollé, 15 April 2009

Here are several photos of the Lima region flag:

Flag is white with region logo in middle and inscription below logo "GOBIERNO REGIONAL DE LIMA".
Logo can be seen here, only on the flag it's rotated.
Aleksandar Nemet, 09 January 2010

In February 2004, a competition was called for symbols of the Region of Lima. It appears the person who won the coat of arms category was Alfonso Salcedo Rubio. His design is geometric and represents union, fellowship, and time. It also resembles the Andean cross, a recurrent symbol of the original cultures of the area. Each shape in the coat of arms represents a province of the region, described as follows: yellow (Cañete), red (Barranca), dark green (Huaral), brown (Canta), light green (Huaura), blue (Oyón), light blue (Cajatambo), purple (Yauyos), and orange (Huarochirí).

The contest started because the region did not have any symbols of its own; it had recently been established on November 19, 2002. From what I could find, the coat of arms has been used since at least January 2005. However, it was not until December 15, 2017, that the regional symbols were approved as official by Regional Ordinance Nº 016-2017-CR-GRL. The ordinance describes the flag as being white with the coat of arms of the region centered. White is described as symbolizing integration and peace. It appears that officially, the symbolism was changed because the section which recognizes the regional symbols said the white stood for integrity and peace; the official adoption swaps integrity with integration.

Daniel Rentería, 25 February 2024


  • Barranca
  • Cajatambo
  • Cañete
  • Canta
  • Huaral
  • Huarochirí
  • Huaura
  • Oyón
  • Yauyos