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Colina, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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About the Flag of Colina

The flag is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1,300 of 18 November 1986. Designed by Everton de Souza Cunha, winner of a public contest, the flag is the coat of arms on a white field. The coat of arms was designed by the artist Vítor Martins and adopted by Municipal Law No. 660 of 4 June 1970. It is divided quarterly: (1) red with a sword and laurel wreath, signifying command (this is also the principal charge in the State coat of arms); (2) blue with inescutcheons of Portugal [a red cross on green] and of the Italian tricolor flag stripes, for the principal origins of the colonists who settled Colina; (3) silver with a sun rising behind a green hill ( in Portuguese, "colina"), for the origin of the name of the town; (4) yellow with Mercury's cap and a gear-wheel, for commerce and industry. The shield is flanked with branches of coffee and corn and ensigned with a mural crown, symbol of a municipality. Below the shield is a white scroll inscribed with "COLINA - 1926" (the year of establishment of the municipality). - Municipal website
Joseph McMillan,
2 April 2003 and Ivan Sache, 1 January 2013

The municipality of Colina (17,371 inhabitants in 2010; 42,396 ha) is located in northern São Paulo State, 400 km of São Paulo. Colina is the "Horse National Capital". The 35th Horse Festival, an international sports event organized in 5-9 July in 2012, attracted some 1,300 riders and more than 50,000 visitors.

Colina was founded by Colonel José Venâncio Dias, owner of the Colina Estate. The district of Colina was established on 7 February 1917. The municipality of Colina was established by State Law No. 2,096 of 24 December 1925 and inaugurated on 21 April 1926. - Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 1 January 2013