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by Joseph McMillan
The flag is blue at the hoist and red in the fly, with horizontal and vertical stripes in the center forming a cross. The colors are those of the French flag, in homage to the importance of the French officer Guido Thomaz Marličre in the history of Ubá. The colors also have the meanings commonly ascribed in Brazilian municipal heraldry. On the center of the cross is the coat of arms. The field is silver. On the center, superimposed on black musical staves (in honor of the composer Ary Barroso), is a red escutcheon charged with five silver lions rampant in saltire. Issuing from the top of the escutcheon is a red demi-lion rampant. On either side is a green ubá cane. In base is a blue "terrace" divided by a white wavy barrulet. Supporting the shield on either side are branches of tobacco placed upon smoking chimneys. The scroll is inscribed with the name of the municipality flanked by the date 3 July 1857.
Joseph McMillan, 29 June 2002