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The municipality of Lanús (453,082 inhabitants in 2001; 212,152 inhabitants in the town of Lanús proper; 45 sq. km), is part of
greater Buenos Aires.
Ivan Sache 10 Oct 2010
The contest was organized by the Municipality through the Ministry of
Social Policy, Culture and Education to create a flag to represent Lanús
and its inhabitants. The contest was opened to all educational institutes
(secondary and third cycles) of the municipality. According to the decree,
the proposal will be implemented in secondary and special schools of the
According to the website La Noticia 1 (published on November 17th 2010), the flag of the "Partido" of Lanús has been chosen. The winning project was the work of Baez Brian Roland, aged 15.
"184 designs have been submitted, of which 76 followed the guidelines given in the Terms and Conditions of Participation and were admitted to the contest. A total of 235 students, individually or in groups, have submitted their ideas. The jury was composed of the Executive Council of the Bicentennial, municipal and legal local authorities, invited guests and representatives of the educational field, who were in charge of pre-selections and the final decision.
According to reports from the municipal website, the young author explains the reason for the choice of colors and elements as follows: red symbolizes progress, white, cultural activities, the black gear, trade and industry: Yellow refers to the sun, strength, life, freedom. the railway represents communication, green, agricultural activities and the plain on which the city grew, the edge refers to recreational activities and sports; and blue represents the provincial and national belonging. The municipal mayor, Darío Díaz Pérez, sent his congratulations to all participants and especially the winner, who will take pride of being the author of the municipal insignia."
Olivier Touzeau, 26 Sep 2011