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The flag of the state of Quintana Roo is, like most current Mexican state flags, the coat of arms centred on a white field.

The coat of arms of Quintana Roo is a modern shield, semi round, divided into three sections. On its Chief, a rising sun in red with ten sunbeams in gold. In the upper dexter section, a red field with the Mayan glyph for a seashell in gold. In the upper sinister section, a silver five point star on a blue field. In the lower section, three green triangles over the Mayan glyph for wind on a gold field.

The sun represents the shiny future for the relatively new State (1974) and its ten sunbeams symbolize each one of the municipalities of Quintana Roo. The Mayan glyph for a seashell represents the ethnic origins of the region. The star symbolizes a new ideal towards higher goals, according to the Mayan culture, the cobalt blue colour represents the sea. The forest wealth of the State is represented by the three triangles; the T-shaped Mayan glyph for wind means the hurricanes, which are characteristic of the region and also symbolize the fertile land.


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