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Rodelas, Bahia (Brazil)

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Rodelas, BA (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 17 February 2010

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Four horizontal stripes, white-red-white-blue, a square blue canton with a white triangle.

Official website at, but no interesting information found; flag is shown on Wikipedia at

Dirk Schönberger, 17 February 2010

The municipality of Rodelas (7,779 inhabitants in 2010; 2,575 sq. km) is located in northern Bahia, on the border with Pernambuco, 460 km of Salvador. The municipality was created by State Law of 30 July 1962. Rodelas was named either for the native Francisco Rodelas or for the patella (Portuguese, "rótula") used by the natives as a war trophy they extracted from the body of a killed enemy.
Ivan Sache, 15 January 2012

Variant Flag

Rodelas, BA (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 15 January 2012

The flag shown, graphically, on the municipal website, differs from the one still shown in Wikipedia. The canton is green with a yellow lozenge instead of blue with a white triangle (that is, "Brazilian" rather than "Bahian"). Whether it was changed to be more patriotic or to be more distinct from the flag of Bahia (or for some completely different reason!) is unknown to me.
Ivan Sache, 15 January 2012