The Brazilian flag is green with a yellow diamond on the background, and on the diamond there is a blue circle with 27 white stars centered on the southern cross constellation and a central Portuguese motto Ordem e Progresso, meaning "order and progress." Brazil's flag is rectangular, with a ratio of 10.7.
Green represents the dense jungle that covers Brazil, and yellow represents the rich mineral resources. The lower half of the celestial globe (blue) represents the color of the sky in Rio DE janeiro, the capital, when the flag was drawn. The twenty-seven stars with the southern cross as the center in the celestial sphere represent the capital and twenty-six states.