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São Joaquim de Bicas, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

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[Flag of São Joaquim de Bicas, Minas Gerais image by Dirk Schönberger, 18 September 2010
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About the Flag

An off-centred red cross, fimbriated white on a green field, with a white disk bearing the municipal emblem, and a yellow crescent in the upper hoist.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 18 September 2010

The page at has a detailed description of the flag:

"The flag of the Municipality of São Joaquim de Bicas is made of a green rectangular field, has the obverse and reverse strictly identical, and is quartered by a white cross with another, red cross superimposed [alt., by a red cross fimbriated in white], charged in its arms' intersection by a white disk surrounding the municipal coat of arms; in the upper left quarter is placed a crescent, whose golden colour symbolizes the wealthy future hoped by our people. The cross recalls that the town was named after a saint (St. Joachim [the husband of St. Ann and the father of St. Mary]).

The municipal shield is surmounted by a five-towered mural crown, the universal symbol used on municipal arms, with red ports, symbolizing the hospitality of our people. The upper part of the shield represents the sky lit by a radiating sun, symbolizing the influence of the municipal power on all the parts of the municipality, as well as the spread of our culture all over the country. Below, two waves argent (left) and a factory of the same (right) represents river Paraopeba and the local business park, respectively. In the base of the shield, three mounds or emerge on a blue background, representing the landscape of our municipality. Below the mountain is placed a figure representing democracy since the French Revolution (Phrygian cap) [does not seem to be shown on the drawing of the arms], which recalls the democratic process of creation of the municipality. The shield is flanked by two laurel branches, symbolizing for ages victory and are a tribute to those who fought for the emancipation of the town. A red scroll placed under the shield bears a writing argent [shown sable on the drawing], the name of the municipality and its foundation date [21.12.1995]."
[Lengthy description of the heraldic meaning of the colors skipped.]

Ivan Sache, 22 September 2010