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Araçatuba, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Araçatuba, SP (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 19 September 2012

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Nine white and blue horizontal stripes and a blue canton four stripes deep bearing the municipal arms in a white stylized shape of the state of São Paulo.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 19 September 2012

The municipality of Araçatuba (183,441 inhabitants in 2010; 11,674 ha) is located 520 km of São Paulo.

The flag of Araçatuba is prescribed by Municipal Decree No. 219, adopted in 1974. The Decree explicitly says that the flag should have nine horizontal stripes, starting - and ending - with a white stripe.

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A flag with eight instead of nine horizontal stripes was spotted in June 2009 by Jorge Henrique Silveira, who reported the mistake to the local press.
Ivan Sache, 29 December 2012