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by Blas Delgado Ortiz
Ibiporã is a town in Paraná state, Brazil. Information on the flag is from the official city website: "The law that created the flag of Ibiporã is law No. 40/59 and was signed by the prefect at the time, Mário de Menezes. According to paragraph 2 of article 1 of law 40/59, the flag will be formed by the national colors with the municipal coat of arms inserted."
And from the page on the coat of arms: "In accordance with paragraph 1 of article 1 of law 40/59, the coat of arms will have a format that conforms to the design presented to the municipality by Engineer Claudimar Bueno de Menezes, which seeks to express the history and ideology of Ibiporã in heraldic symbols. In accord with heraldic learning, the form of the shield is that which Brazil inherited from Portuguese heraldry. The chief, with a white field and blue letters, is the Latin phrase Pax et labor, signifying "Peace and work," which well represents the peaceful and hard-working ideology of our people. The designer contended that since the patroness of Ibiporã is Our Lady of Peace, the word "peace" should figure in the phrase that would serve as the motto of the municipality. And since its inhabitants live by work, this word also could not be omitted. The central part of the shield is made up of four motifs, numbered in turn from right to left:
Dov Gutterman, 18 February 2002
Translated by Joseph McMillan