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image by Ivan Sache,
3 February 2013
Based on: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potim
A white cross on a red flag with the municipal arms centred on a white square on point.
Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 8 January 2013
The symbols of Potim are prescribed in Article 2 of the Municipal Constitution as "the flag, the coat of arms and the anthem, established by Municipal Law and representative of its culture and history".
http://www.camarapotim.sp.gov.br/arquivos/lei-organica-municipio-potim.pdf - Municipal Constitution
The flag is a white cross on a red field with the municipal arms centred on a white square on point.
The cross symbolizes the peaceful and Christian spirit of the people. White is a symbol of peace, purity, chastity, truth and frankness. Red is a symbol of joy, life, heath, courage, firmness, generosity, as well as of the blood shed by Jesus Christ, the patron saint of the municipality.
The flag has for dimensions 14 units x 20 units. The white stripes are 4 units in width. The lozenge starts from the second and five units in the vertical and horizontal dimensions, respectively.. The coat of arms covered a square area of 6 units x 6 units.
http://www.valedoparaiba.com/cidadesdaregiao/?pagina=cidade&cidade=Potim&menu=944 - "Enciclopédia VP" website
Photos of the flag
The shrimp represented in the first quarter of the shield makes the
arms canting, the name of the municipality coming from a Tupi-Guarani
word meaning "the land of the red shrimps". The fess wavy in base must
represent river Paraíba.
Ivan Sache, 3 February 2013