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La Rioja province (Argentina)

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[Flag of La Rioja]
by Jaume Ollé, 18 Dec 1996
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Description of the flag

Adopted 14 August 1986. The 18 red fruits symbolise each department of the province. Ratio: 9:14.
Jaume Ollé, 18 Dec 1996 and 28 Aug 2000


Flag law

En uso de las atribuciones conferidas por el Pueblo, la Convención Constituyente resuelve:

quoted by Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 2000


Quiroga chieftain flags (1800-1850?)

In the dawn of the 19th century, La Rioja was part of the Córdoba Province. Quiroga, the local chieftain, used one specific flag, of which two versions exist:
Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins, 03 Mar 2001

1st version

[Quiroga flag #1]
by Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 2000

Red flag with black letters reading «RELIGION O MUERTE» (no diacriticals), this meaning "Religion or death".
Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins, 03 Mar 2001

2nd version

[Quiroga flag #2]
by Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 2000

Black flag with red cross coupé.
Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins, 03 Mar 2001

3rd version

[Quiroga flag #3]
by António Martins, 29 Oct 1998

A black flag with a skull and crossed bones is also mentioned.
Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 2000, translated by António Martins, 03 Mar 2001

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