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Barbacena, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

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[Flag of Barbacena, Minas Gerais image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 July 2010

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A white flag with the municipal arms in the centre.

Official website at The flag is shown on Wikipedia at
Dirk Schönberger, 31 May 2010

This toponym [also used by a town in Portugal] is shared by a much larger and much newer Brazilian town, Barbacena Municipality (Município de Barbacena), in Minas Gerais State (mesoregion Campo das Vertentes, and eponym microregion); 788,001 kmē and 128,572 inhabitants in 2009. According to the Portuguese Wikipedia (also in English), its flag is white with the municipal emblem centered on it. This emblem shows a light blue disc with a white triangle on it and an orle of 12 stars around it (the upper six pointing up and the others down); on the triangle a representation of a hand of the rebel leader Tiradentes, as one of his arms was kept on display in Barbacena after his capture and death; around the blue disc, from 10 to 2 o'clock, a white scroll reading Município de Barbacena in black sans serif capitals.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 July 2010