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Iguaz˙ Department, Misiones Province, Argentina

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Puerto Iguaz˙ Municipality

The municipality of Puerto Iguaz˙ (31,515 inhabitants in 2001; 766 sq. km) is located in the north-east of the Province of Misiones, on the border with Brazil and close to the famous Iguaz˙ Falls.

"Misiones OnLine", 3 October 2008, reports the adoption of the flag of Puerto Iguaz˙ by the Municipal Council (the article is entitled "Iguaz˙ has its flag", but the text clearly demonstrates that it is the town of Puerto Iguaz˙ and not the Department of Iguaz˙). The initiative of designing a town flag is to be credited to the students and professors of School No. 462 "General Manuel Belgrano". In November 2007, the Municipal Council issued Decree No. 44/07 opening a public consultation on the subject of the design of a town flag.

Last week [22-28 September 2008?], the Municipal Council issued a Decree officializing the flag of Puerto Iguaz˙. The flag will be hoisted once the Decree is promulgated.

The Municipal Council said to "Misiones OnLine" that different designs were expected to be proposed by citizens of the town in last November, but there was only one proposal.

Decree 47/08 prescribes the flag as 1.40 m in length and 0.78 m in height. The flag shall be emerald green, with in the middle a kind of shield charged with a gŘembÚ* leaf (as a shrub representative of the place) of 0.45 m in length and 0.40 m in height. The leaf is charged with the beauty of the cataracts surmounting butterflies, a toucan, a jaguar and a coati (as animals symbols of the forests of Misiones). The finial bears threads argent surrounding the writing "Ciudad de Puerto Iguaz˙" [Town of Puerto Iguaz˙].

The flag is shown on a colour photography, but the details of the emblem are, unfortunately, hardly visible.

* Philodendron bipinnatifidum Schott ex Endl., Family Araceae, is a perennial shrub native from southern Brazil, northern Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay.

Ivan Sache, 14 Oct 2008

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Wanda Municipality

[Wanda municipal flag] image by Ivan Sache, 03 Jan 2014

The municipality of Wanda (11,279 inhabitants in 2001; 481 sq. km) is located in northern Misiones Province, 40 km south of Puerto Iguaz˙. Colonia Wanda was founded in 1936 by immigrants mostly of Polish origin. A local legend claims that the town was named for a Polish princess who was fond of the gems extracted from the local mines, located 2 km from the downtown - but discovered only in 1976!. Anyway, the purple amethysts from Wanda are of international fame.

The flag of Wanda is vertically divided blue-green. In the middle is placed a purple crystal charged with a yellow-orange church standing on a yellow-orange base.

The flag was unveiled on 10 December 2013, during the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the return of Argentina to democracy.
Ivan Sache, 03 Jan 2014

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  • The flag of Wanda at the website "Misiones Online", 9 December 2013
    Reported by Ivan Sache, 03 Jan 2014