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Taquaral, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Taquaral, SP (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 14 February 2013
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Description of the Flag

A blue field bearing three concentric triangles all extending from the hoist, white inside red inside blue, bearing the municipal arms on the white triangle.

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Dirk Schönberger, 14 February 2013

The municipality of Taquaral (2,726 inhabitants in 2010; 5,421 ha) is located 350 km of São Paulo. The municipality of Taquaral was established by State Law No. 8,550 of 30 December 1993, seceding from Pitangueiras, and inaugurated on 1 January 1997.

The symbols of Taquaral were designed by Lauro Ribeiro Escobar.

The flag is blue with a yellow triangle charged with a red triangle itself charged with a white triangle placed along the hoist. The municipal coat of arms is placed along the hoist. The flag is in dimensions 14 units x 20 units. The yellow triangle has a length of 19.5 units, the red triangle has a length of 12 units, and the white triangle has a length of 9.5 units. The coat of arms has a size of 6.5 units. The meaning of the colours is the same as on the coat of arms. Blue, yellow, red and white are the official colours of Taquaral. The superimposed triangles form arrows representing the impulse of Taquaral towards a prosperous future. - "CityBrazil" website

The coat of arms is "Azure fretty or of twelve a bordure gules charged with four crosses patty placed 1 + 2 + 1 and four bees displayed placed 2 + 2 all argent. The shield surmounted by an eight-towered mural crown argent ports sable. The shield supported dexter by a sugarcane and sinister by a branch of orange tree the two proper. Beneath the shield a scroll azure inscribed with the municipality's name and the date '22-08-1993' all or."

The Iberic, shield, used in Portugal at the time of discovery of Brazil, evokes the first colonizers and builders of the country. Azure is a symbol of justice, beauty, sweetness, nobleness, perseverance, zeal, loyalty, incorruptible firmness, glory and virtue. The frets or are the heraldic stylization of "taquaras", "taquara" being the local name of several species of bamboo-like grasses, recalling the Taquaral Estate, named for the local abundance of the grass and handcraft using it. Or is a symbol of glory, wealth, power, force, faith, generosity and prosperity. The bordure is a symbol of protection. The bees are a symbol of work. The crosses recall the early chapel dedicated to Jesus Christ, the first building in the town. Gules is a symbol of audacity, valour, courage, intrepidity, honour and triumph, recalling the sacrifice of the first colonizers of the region. Argent is a symbol of felicity, purity, truth, integrity, frankness and friendship. The mural crown is a symbol of municipal emancipation. The open ports are a symbol of hospitality. The sugarcane and branch of orange-tree emphasize the fertility of the generous soil, being important crops that contribute to the growth of the municipal income. The date "22-08-1993" recalls the plebiscite that initiated the municipal emancipation of the town. - "CityBrazil" website
Ivan Sache, 15 February 2013