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Conceição do Rio Verde, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

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[Conceição do Rio Verde, MG (Brazil)]by Joseph McMillan

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About the Flag of Conceição do Rio Verde

The flag of Conceição do Rio Verde can be seen at The coat of arms is at the home page.
Dov Gutterman, 19 January 1999

And if you press the "back" button in the page, you get to a page with generic information on the municipality, including the following on the flag:

The flag of Conceição do Rio Verde was created by law number 449 of 9 June 1969. The heraldic design was produced by the heraldist Alberto Lima. What makes our flag unique is the original placement of a white stripe on a green field. These colors constitute the essential elements of our flag. The municipal coat of arms is placed on the transverse white stripe.
Jorge Candeias, 20 January 1999

Coat of Arms

Heraldic description: Portuguese shield, or, in chief a star gules; in fess a range of mountains azure, upon which is placed a fountain argent; on a base vert, a barrulet wavy or, and in base the silhouette of a cow's head or. As supporters, to the dexter and sinister respectively, a branch of coffee and another of maize, both fructed proper, issuing from a silver scroll showing the following words in sable: "1732 - CONCEIÇÃO DO RIO VERDE - 1911". All ensigned with a mural crown of five towers argent, having on the central tower an ellipse azure charged with a fleur-de-lis or.
Interpretation: The Portuguese shield recalls the Lusitanian origin of our country; the star stands for the citizen Inácio Carlos da Silveira, founder of what was then Campina do Rio Verde; the mountain range speaks of the mountainous region of southern Minas Gerais; the fountain shows the hydro-mineral riches whose coverage extends to Conceição do Rio Verde, the precious liquid whose emissions are sold to improve the financial conditions of the municipality; the wavy stripe represents the Rio Verde, which serenely crosses the Rioverdense commune; the cow's head, the coffee, and the maize are the regional riches. The dates are 1732 (founding of the municipality) and 1912 (its elevation to the category of city, 1 June). The ellipse on the central tower represents the basilica of the city and the fleur-de-lis, in gold, the patronage of the municipality, Our Lady of the Conception.
Translated by Joseph McMillan, 1 July 2001

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