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Lutécia, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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The municipality of Lutécia (2,703 inhabitants in 2010; 47,463 ha) is located 515 km of São Paulo.

Lutécia was founded in 1922 by Antonio Monteiro da Silva, aka "Mineiro", a pioneer from Piratininga. The area was rich in native fruit trees, so that the village was originally named Frutal. The chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Good Hope was consecrated on 25 May 1925 by Father Loughi, Vicar of Botucatu. Accordingly, the village was renamed Boa Esperança (Good Hope). The district of Lutécia was established by Law no. 2,380 of 11 December 1929, as part of the municipality of Campos Novos, and transferred to the municipality of Bela Vista (today, Echaporã), by State Decree No. 9,775 of 30 November 1938. The new name of the settlement, referring to the old name of Paris, was coined by the State Representative Nelson Ottoni de Rezende. The municipality of Lutétia was established by State Law-Decree No. 14,344 of 30 November 1944 and inaugurated on 1 January 1945. - Municipal website

The flag of Lutécia is yellow with the municipal coat of arms.


The coat of arms of Lutécia is "A Portuguese, rounded-off shield surmounted by a mural crown, the quarters fimbriated sable. Per fess, 1a. Azure a tree proper, 1b. Vert a cornucopia superimposed with a Southern Cross all or, 2. Gules a medieval helmet superimposed to two swords crossed per saltire all argent. The shield supported dexter by a branch of coffee and sinister by a plant of cotton. Beneath the shield a scroll or inscribed with the motto 'FIDES, LUMEN ET HARMONIA' in letters sable".

The tree means that Lutécia, with its roots in the Paulista rich subsoil, grows in serenity and security towards a happy reality. The green field and the cornucopia recall that the wealth and the prosperity of the town originate in the strength of the soil and in the labour of the people, mostly dedicated to farm work. The Southern Cross, which can be seen all year round from the territory of Lutécia, recalls the Christian faith. The red field recalls the timber wood for which Brazil was named. The helmet in the 16th century style recalls the onset of colonization of Brazil and the inextinguishable faith and trust to the country. The swords, pointing upwards, represent the struggle for the highest achievements. Coffee and cotton are two important crops in the municipality. The Latin motto reads "Faith, Light and Harmony". - Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 20 April 2013