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Madre de Dios Region (Peru)

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Madre de Dios regional flag
image by Zoltan Horvath, 02 August 2015

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Description of the flag

Now I have precise information about the flags of 24 departments, including Madre de Dios.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Sep 2000

Flag description and meaning (in Spanish) can be seen on official site. Drawn flag can be seen on Wikimedia Commons.
Aleksandar Nemet, 05 January 2010

The Region of Madre de Dios (85,183 sq. km) is located in south-eastern Peru, sharing a border with Brazil (270 km) and Bolivia (315 km). The region is divided in three Provinces (Tambopata, Manu and Yahuamanu) and eleven Districts.
Following a contest, the jury selected on 15 December 1993 the proposal made by Adolfo Motta Montes, aged 36, under the pseudonym "Camaleon Verde" (Green Chameleon).
The flag is green with a yellow ascending diagonal. Green represents our exquisite vegetation, our tropical woods inhabited by different forms of life. Yellow represents the mineral resource, gold. Some 10 tons of gold are indeed extracted every year from the alluvial beds of the rivers.
Ivan Sache, 07 January 2010

The old departments in Peru used mainly the flag of their capital. The capital is also the headquarters of a province. The city-municipality, the province and the department used all the same flag. The city and municipality flag don’t bear inscriptions; the province flag bear the inscription “Municipalidad Provincial de…..” ; the department flag was equal to a the city flag. The flag are presented in three patterns, the first two applied mainly to a provincial flags, and the remain mainly to a city flag:
a) Romboidal standard (with the arms rotated for to be see up
b) Damask rectangular flag fringed in all sides (1:2 o 1:3)
c) Rectangular flag

The first flag of Puerto Madonado (the capital city of Madre de Dios) and the province of Tambopata (it’s capital is Puerto Maldonado), according Dr. D. Enrique Norya Freire, Peruvian vexillologist and diplomatic, was dark blue with arms. The blue was selected for the water of the river.
15 december 1993 in a contest (winner Adolfo Motta Montes, 36 years old) changed the flag of the city and province to a green flag with a diagonal golden stripe (frequently centered diagonal but sometimes from lower bottom at fly to upper border at fly). This flag was also for the department of Madre de Dios until 2005, mainly adding the coat of arms (adopted in 1965 after a contest in 2 december 1964 that win Carlos Marques Braga)
Jaume Ollé, 02 August 2015

Flag Variant with Coat of Arms

Madre de Dios regional flag
image by Zoltan Horvath, 02 August 2015

Flag of Regional Government

Madre de Dios regional flag
image by Zoltan Horvath, 02 August 2015

In 2005 departments started to convert in regions, and some departments changed their flags, but Puerto Maldonado, province of Tambopata, and region of Madre de Dios don’t change its flag that remain in use, while regional government (not the territory but the government) adopted a different flag, plain green with the regional logo. (Image of flag)
Jaume Ollé, 02 August 2015

Based on your photo and this one, it seems that flags of Madre de Dios have more darger green background than it was previously reported. This picture also shows a different flag, where coat of arms of region is placed in the center of the flag.
I created all images, Regional Goverment, regional flag and regional flag with coat of arms, but with very dark green background as they are shown on these pictures.
Zoltan Horvath, 02 August 2015


  • Tambopata
  • Manu
  • Yahuamanu