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Arco-Íris, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Arco-Íris, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 11 March 2013

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The municipality of Arco-Íris (lit., Rainbow; 1,925 inhabitants in 2010; 26,321 ha) is located in northwestern São Paulo State.

Arco-Íris was founded in 1928 by João Florenço, originating from Glicério, northwestern São Paulo State. He cleared the forest to grow grain crops and was quickly joined by other pioneers, including Aurélio Moreno Zamora and José Morábito. Aurélio Moreno Zamora established Vila Santa Helena and set up a sawmill to exploit the local resources in timberwood. The district of Arco-Íris was established by State Law No. 233 of 24 December 1948, as part of the municipality of Tupã, and inaugurated on 1 January 1949. The municipality of Arco-Íris was established by State Law No. 8,550 of 30 December 1993 and inaugurated on 1 January 1997. - Municipal website

The flag of Arco-Íris is presented on Wikimedia Commons as blue with four white-green-red-yellow diagonal stripes, a native's headdress in lower hoist and a cross patty in upper hoist, the two argent. This is a banner of the municipal arms, on which the stripes are bowed and not straightforward.

The image was contributed on 3 February 2013 by "Prefeitura Municipal", quoting the official municipal website as the source. No other source for the flag was found. Several municipal flags have been recently uploaded with the same credit, although, in most cases, the matching municipal website does not show the flag. However, photos of the flags, when available, indicate that the accuracy of these submissions is quite high (except the 2:3 proportions that do not match the common use of 14:20 proportions).
Ivan Sache, 11 March 2013