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San Martín region (Peru)

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San Martín regional flag image by Zoltan Horvath, 6 August 2015

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Description of the flag

On line, in a local official document, it says:

diseño de la bandera de la Región San Martín

meaning «design of the flag of the San Martín region», which suggests that there is a regional flag in San Martín.
António Martins, 22 Mar 2006

Peruvian region San Martín adopted a (new) flag on 30 July 2015. Edgar Pérez Vásquez was designer of the flag and it was a winner of flag contest to select the regional flag. The upper part of the flag is celeste blue charged with regional coat of arms. Lower part are horizontally divided by wavy stripes, they are orange and green. Orange stripe has two white fimbriations, as a narrower (upper) and a wider (lower) stripe.

Meaning of each colors are:
green: sustainable development and geography of department.
orange: youth of all ages and passion.
celeste: social responsibility.
white: lights of peace and hope.
stripes: dynamism and freedom.
location of coat of arms: at the top like the sun, shining from San Martin identity.

Zoltan Horvath, 06 August 2015

Though the flag was adopted informally in 2015, it was not until August 2, 2017 that the flag was adopted as official by Regional Ordinance Nº 013-2017-GRSM/CR. For whatever reason, the official adoption of this flag was quite delayed.
Daniel Rentería, 26 February 2024


  • Bellavista
  • El Dorado
  • Huallaga
  • Lamas
  • Mariscal Cáceres
  • Moyobamba
  • Picota
  • Rioja
  • San Martín
  • Tocache

Earlier flag

San Martin used the triangular red-white flag, although I don't have photo evidence. Before that it had a vertical green, white, green flag (like Nigeria).
Ben Cahoon, 12 January 2011