29 Sep 2016

Buenos Aires Province (Argentina)

Buenos Aires is the biggest and most populous province of Argentina. Since the 1880s Buenos Aires is an autonomous city, and the capital of the province is La Plata.

After a request by reader Bruno Rodolfo, I decided to make a new flag for the province, with more references to provincial history.

This is the current flag:

It was adopted in the 1990s. I think the design has some merits, but the color clash is problematic.

My humble take on this thread is the following:

The diagonal layout remembers the map of the province. The medium blue fields represent the sky — "buenos aires" means "good airs" in Spanish —  and the sea, respectively. The white stripe is not only a nod to Argentinean flag, but a reference to Plata river — "plata" is Spanish for "silver —, fundamental for the development of the province and the whole Argentina. The golden color represents province's wealth, and the red demi-sun is a symbol of federalism and appeared in earlier Buenos Aires flags.

Comments and suggestions are welcome.
Many thanks for reader Bruno Rodolfo, for his valuable theme suggestion.


  1. Man, it's amazing. Would you make a new flag of Arequipa region in Peru?

  2. Hello! I am really impressed by your blog and what you are doing with all kinds of different flags. I was wondering if you would like to contribute to my new video "Every Dependency in the World" by helping out with the flags and vexillology aspects


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