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Laranjal do Jari, Amapá (Brazil)

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Laranjal do Jari, AP (Brazil) image by Dirk Schoenberger, 28 January 2010

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About the Flag

Diagonally divided with a rising green diagonal on white on blue, extending obliquely across it a deep yellow map of the municipality, fimbriated white.

The civic symbols of the municipality of Laranjal de Jari are the municipal flag, coat of arms and anthem, all prescribed by Law No. 004/95, 11 January 1995.

The municipal flag is of rectangular shape (1.38 x 0.90 m), with colours yellow, white, blue and green. In the middle, the yellow map of the municipality represents the resources of the soil and the underground. The colour white, used to outline of the map and to separate the green stripe from the blue fields, represents peace and trust that people of Laranjal do Jari have in the future. The transversal green stripe, ascending form the lower left to the upper right corner, broken in the middle by the white-outlined yellow map, represents the forest resources of the municipality. The blue fields, in the upper left part and the lower right part, bordered by white stripes parallel to the green stripe, represent river Jari and its importance for the development of the region.

The municipal arms of Laranjal de Jari are made of an octagonal shield. The central part of the shield includes a ring, whose upper part is inscribed with the name of the municipality and lower part charged with the date of its creation (17.12.87), the name and the date being separated by two doves. The central disk is divided into four equal parts. The colours of the municipal arms are green, white, black, yellow and blue. In the first quarter appears on a green background a chestnut tree with seven burs in the foliage and one on the ground, and a man breaking burs in the shadow of the tree. These elements represent the importance of chestnut extraction for the municipality. In the second quarter appears on a blue background St. Anthony Falls, representing the vivid environment of the municipality and the most important tourist site of the region. In the third quarter appear on a blue background three busts and two hands shaking each other in a fraternal gesture of compromise and progress, representing those who have left their rural home for a better life within the great Laranjalan family. In the fourth quarter, on a green background, a bovine head represents cattle-breeding in the municipality.

The very same Law No. 004/95, Chapter IV, Article 13, prescribed the teaching of the design and meaning of the municipal flag and arms in all educational, official or particular institutes in the municipality of Laranjal do Jari.

Ivan Sache, 30 January 2010