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Sorriso, Mato Grosso (Brazil)

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[Flag of Sorriso, MT (Brazil)] image by Dirk Schönberger, 29 December 2010
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A green field with a white diamond containing a blue central square with the municipal arms and a red ribbon; on either side of the blue square a stalk of grain.

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Dirk Schönberger, 29 December 2010

The municipality of Sorriso (66,506 inh. in 2010; 934,600 ha) is located in the north of Mato Grosso, 412 km of Cuiabá. It started in
1979 as a private project colonization, most of the colonists coming from the south of Brazil. The municipality was formed on 13 May 1986 (State Law 5002/89) with territories taken from the municipalities of Nobres, Diamantino and Sinop. It includes the districts of Boa Esperança, Caravágio and Primavera.

The green rectangle (background of the flag) represents the abundant vegetation. The white lozenge symbolizes peace, courage and fraternity of the men of good will, as well as the audacity and courage of the pioneers. The blue square represents the blue immensity of the horizon. In the middle of a white disk, the soybean plant represents the base of the local economy - Sorriso is considered as the first soybean producer in Brazil. Soybean, rice (shown in the lozenge's left part) and maize (shown in the lozenge's right part) are the three key crops of the municipality. The yellow ring surrounding the white disk represents the economic progress; the white disk represents faith, honor and work. The red scroll symbolizes the fight and perseverance of the pioneers who built Sorriso in the middle of the Mato Grosso primary forest.
Ivan Sache, 19 January 2011