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Tatui, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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About the Flag of Tatui

The flag of Tatui is the municipal coat of arms on a white field. The coat of arms is divided per fess, the upper half then divided per pale. Dexter chief, yellow with an armadillo (Portuguese, tatu) proper above a blue bar wavy, a canting charge for the name Tatuhy, meaning "river of the armadillo;" on an escutcheon in dexter chief the arms of Cuiabá--white with a mountain proper standing on a green base--commemorating the home of the founder of the settlement. Sinister chief, blue with the arms of the Carmelite order, a mountain proper surmounted by a Latin cross silver between two five-pointed silver stars, with a third star on the mountain and a white crescent above the cross, the town having been founded on land originally granted to a Carmelite abbey. Base, red with a gold triple-towered castle, recalling the Tatuian sacrifices in the war against Paraguay. For crest, above a gold mural crown with three visible towers, a gold demi-lion charged on the shoulder with a red fleur-de-lis. The motto is Per ardva surrexi (I conquer by my own strength), another reference to the war with Paraguay. The shield is flanked by branches of coffee and cotton; below the shield is a gear.
Source: Official prefecture website
Joseph McMillan, 28 March 2003