Flag of Brazil
The flag of Brazil, known in Portuguese as A Auriverde (The Yellow-and-green One), is a blue disc depicting a starry sky (which includes the Southern Cross) spanned by a curved band inscribed with the national motto "Ordem e Progresso" ("Order and Progress"), within a yellow rhombus, on a green field. Brazil officially adopted this design for its national flag on November 19, 1889 — four days after the Proclamation of the Republic, to replace the flag of the Empire of Brazil. The concept was the work of Raimundo Teixeira Mendes, with the collaboration of Miguel Lemos, Manuel Pereira Reis and Décio Villares.
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- The Brazilian flag is one of the loveliest in the world: a yellow diamond on a green field, with a starry blue globe of the night sky in the middle. But it also bears a motto, which invites discussion: Ordem e Progresso (order and progress). But suppose you want anarchy and stasis? Or, to be fusionist, liberty and tradition?
- Encyclopedic article on Flag of Brazil at Wikipedia