Brazil Flag Facts

Brazil Facts
The National Flag of Brazil was designed by Raimundo Teixeira Mendes, a Brazilian mathematician and philosopher. The original flag was adopted on 15 November, 1889 and featured 21 stars. The design has seen a few changes over the years, and the current flag has 27 stars

Brazil Facts
Brazil is the largest country in South American. It has a huge presence on the east of the continent, where it is located on the South Atlantic coast. Brazil shares its borders with ten countries of South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela. Spanning a total area of 8.516 million km sq, Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world.

Brazil Facts
Brazil is very popular with tourists as this huge country boasts historical and religious landmarks such as the statue of Christ the Redeemer. It also features many beautiful attractions including rainforests, rivers, mountains and coastal areas which form the interesting geography of Brazil. This South American country has an overall population somewhere in the region of 207,700,000 people. The capital city of Brazil is Brasilia, but the bustling city of São Paulo is in fact the most populous and largest city in Brazil, and the rest of the South America.

National Flag of Brazil *** Other Names: A Auriverde meaning ‘the yellow and green one’ *** Flag Designer: Raimundo Teixeira Mendes *** Date Adopted: 15 November, 1889 *** Flag Description: Green background incorporating a yellow rhombus with a blue disk depicting stars and the National Motto of Brazil: Ordem et Progresso *** Flag Colors: Green, Yellow, Blue and White *** Flag Use: National flag and ensign

Brazil Flag Facts

  1. Facts for Kids 1: Brazil Flag
    On 15 November, 1889, the First Brazilian Republic was formed. Four days later, on 19 November, 1889, the flag of Brazil was officially adopted. The flag is known widely as A Auriverde, which is Portuguese for ‘the yellow and green one’. Portuguese is the main language of this South American country.

  2. Facts for Kids 2: Brazil Flag
    The flag of Brazil features a green field, adorned with a yellow rhombus (diamond), with a blue disc that portrays the night sky as it contains 27 stars of different sizes, shaped to represent a constellation in the southern sky, known as the Southern Cross. A white band arcs across the blue disc and within the white band, feature the words ‘Ordem et Progresso’ in green writing. This is Brazil’s national motto meaning ‘Order and Progress’.

  3. Facts for Kids 3: Brazil Flag
    The national motto of Brazil forms a very important part of the flag’s design and its words are capitalized to enhance its appearance. The National Motto of Brazil ‘Ordem et Progresso’ was created by the same man that designed and placed it on the National Flag of Brazil, a Brazilian mathematician and philosopher named Raimundo Teixeira Mendes (1855-1927).

  4. Facts for Kids 4: Brazil Flag
    Later versions of the National Flag of Brazil have seen the addition of stars to the blue disk that lies central to its design. The first flag began with 21 stars, the second version was introduced in 1960 and featured 22 stars, the third flag took its place in 1968 and featured 23 stars, and the current version, which was introduced in 1992, features 27 stars. The stars represent the states within Brazil, so as new states are added to Brazil, new stars are gained on the design of the flag. Since the original flag was adopted in 1889, six stars have been added. These six additional stars represents the states of Guanabara, Acre, Amapá, Roraima, Rondônia and Tocantins.

  5. Facts for Kids 5: Brazil Flag
    The colors used on the design of the Brazilian flag hold various significant meanings which symbolize the history, strength, geography and beauty of Brazil. The color green represents the Amazon Jungle (approximately 60% of the Amazon Rainforest covers Brazil), the color yellow represents the mineral wealth and gold reserves of this South American country, and the blue disc with stars was taken from the pattern of stars in the night sky above the city of Rio de Janeiro on November 15, 1889.