Brazil flag - bandeira brazil
Brazil's flag is a deep green banner
with a yellow diamond enclosing a night-blue, star-studded Southern
Hemisphere sky. The sky depicts 27 white, five-pointed stars (one
for each state and the Federal District); the stars are arranged
in the pattern of the night sky over Rio de Janeiro on November
15, 1889 (this is the date when the last Emperor of Brazil, Dom
Pedro II, was deposed, and the republic was proclaimed). The stars
in view include the constellations Southern Cross (also called Crux),
Scorpio, Canis Major and others. A banner across the sky reads,
"ORDEM E PROGRESSO," which means "order and progress"
This flag was adopted on May 11, 1992 - it was an adaptation of
an earlier Brazilian flag from November 15, 1889.