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This is how the flag should look like. The number of stars is hypothetical, but shall stand for the number of municipalities within the Department. I had no luck in getting the exact number.
Blas Delgado Ortiz, 30 Dec 2001
According to http://www.imsj.gub.uy/bandera.htm, the flag was chosen in a contest made because of an initiative of local legislator Oscar Sánchez Fabre. The winner of this contest and designer of the flag was Claudio Trinajtich. The colors are the Artiguist ones. According to the website, the red stands for the blood shed defending the motherland and its independence. The blue is the motherland's sky and the white the purity (the white appears in the small stars).
At center the sun (the same of the Uruguayan National Flag), that gives light and energy. And there are 40 small white stars (pointing up) that stand for the 40 families that founded San Jose de Mayo.
Francisco Gregoric, 26 May 2005