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The Buenos Aires Province Law 11.997 approved the flag. It was chosen in a contest in which 270 000 youngsters of ages 12-18 took part during 2 years, supported by specialists and parents, there were 81 525 proposals, of which 32 were selected from all 16 regions along 1995-1996, of which 4 were selected by a jury to be voted by 2 000 000 students on August 12th 1997, and the winner is... The flag designed by the boys of Schools Matheu Gelicich and Faustino Sarmiento, chosen by 1 500 000 voters.
Santiago Dotor, 15 Jun 1999