A high qality picture image of the Maranhao flag in Brazil, Maranhao Flag in Brazil

Flag of Maranhao

The flag of Maranhão was adopted on December 21, 1889. The flag contains nine strips colored red, white and black. On the canton is a blue square with a white star. The colors on the strips represent the different ethinic groups in the region. The white star represents Maranhao and is supposed to be Beta Scorpii, one of the stars on the constellation of Scorpio is depicted on the Brazilian flag.