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Tucumán province (Argentina)

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[Tucuman flag]
by Jaume Ollé and António Martins, 15 Apr 2002
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Description of the flag

According to, The provincial flag was established in 1955.
Jaume Ollé, 29 Jul 2001

I received today very good image full color of the provincial flag of Tucuman. They have blue background, white cross, a house named "Casita", a sun, two diferent wreaths, and two numeral inscriptions in diferent sides. I’m searching for the legal regulation.
Jaume Ollé, 15 Aug 1999

The flags of la Pampa, Misiones and Tucuman, an other details about argentine provincial flags will be published in my bulletin of january.
Jaume Ollé, 05 Aug 1999

Flag repelled in 1999?

At we can found an article about the change of the provincial flag under pression of the religious minories (specially jewish) because the flag bear a great white cross. Is true that a law for supress the flag was send to the assembly in 1999 and I dont know that happened later.
Jaume Ollé, 29 Jul 2001

Other provincial emblems

Provincial logo

[Logo of Tucuman]
by Jaume Ollé, 10 Sep 2000

Federal Republic of Tucuman (1919-1921)

[Tucuman FedRep flag]
by Jaume Ollé, 24 Jul 2003

11 November 1819 in San Miguel de Tucuman, two officiers, Abraham González and Felipe Heredia, led a revolt against governor Feliciano de la Mota, that was partisan of the centralism directed by Buenos Aires government. They take the power and bear to government the general Bernabé Araoz, autonomist, but that denied contacts with Artigas, the fedearalist caudillo of the Northeast

A new flag was adopted in unknow date probably at start of 1820 because is already quoted in a declaration of Araoz dated 22 March 1820. The colors mean (according Araoz) energy and constance, union and concorde. Antonio Zinny quoted the directorial band. Martiniano Leguizamón denied the existence of flag and arms. David Prando has attested a simple seal, and he found other more elaborate seal in the Buenos Aires files. A seal in lacre appear in a docuyment where José Pío Cisneros is designed coronel of the militias 25 May 1820. In this seal is reproduced the flag.

In the seal, that is a kind of arms, appears the mount Aconquija (characteristic point of the province), palms, two halebards, and a flag of two horizontal stripes, red over blue (mean federalism and freedom). Also in the seal is the motto: «República Federal del Tucumán».

When Araoz take official posesion of the charge, 19 or 20 May 1820, they used a band, no doubt based in this flag. The republic was short lived. War with Salta, and rivality between Araoz and Javier López (another provincial leader), and the separation of Catamarca and Santiago del Estero (I assume that were part of Tucumán before 1820) moved Abraham González to other coup d’etat. Araoz was deposed 29 August 1821 (he fell) and republic abolished. González self proclaimed governor with the benediction of Buenos Aires. The flag dispear with Araoz.

Source: David Prando’s article in Banderas 86 [pdo02]

Jaume Ollé, 24 Jul 2003