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Piedade de Ponta Nova, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

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About the Flag of Piedade de Ponte Nova

The flag of this municipality can be found at http://www.pontenet.com.br/pmp/prefe_mu.html.
Joseph McMillan, 6 February 2001

According to Municipal Law 318 (found at the same site), the flag is 14 x 20 units, sky blue (azul-celeste), divided into quadrants by a white cross, representing the Christian spirit of the people. The vertical arm of the cross, 8 units wide, is for the city proper and has the municipal coat of arms on it representing the municipal government. The horizontal arm is 4 units wide and represents the radiation of muncipal authority throughout the territory. The blue field represents the spring sky, as well as the usual noble pseudo-heraldic virtues ascribed to blue in Brazilian blazons (likewise for the white). The coat of arms, 7 units high, contains a bishop's miter and pastoral staff with a cattle-bell in base, a dexter flanche with the red triangle of Minas Gerais and a blue five-pointed star, and a sinister flanche with an open hand and a rancher's hunting horn. The shield is surrounded on right and left by stalks of sugar cane. The date on the scroll, flanking the name, is 30 December 1962.
Joseph McMillan, 18 March 2002

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