Illustration of a green flag with a yellow diamond over blue text on a white background
The current national flag of Brazil was adopted in 1992 and features 27 stars in the flag’s blue circle. These stars represent the 26 federal states and 1 federal district. The formation of the stars is based on the sky over Rio de Janeiro in 1889 when Brazil gained independence. The green of the flag represents the forests and fields of Brazil while the yellow rhombus represents mineral wealth and gold.