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by Joseph McMillan
Adopted 30 July 1964
The municipal chamber approved the flag by resolution no 701 of 30 July 1964. The colors are blue, white, and black. Blue and white come from the flag of the State of Rio de Janeiro, while white and black are from the flag of the Swiss canton of Freiburg, symbolizing the immigration from that locality. The coat of arms recalls the local topography by the river (in base), the origins of the city from the properties of the Baron of Nova Friburgo (his arms), the ethnic origins of the settlers from Europe (the arms of Freiburg) and the notable figures in the history of the city. The dates on the scroll are 1818, the year in which King Dom Joćo VI authorized the coming of the first colonists from the canton of Freiburg, and 1890, when Novo Friburgo was elevated to the status of a city. The colors in the coat of arms stand for strength (gold), serenity (blue), abundance and wealth (green), candor and purity (silver), and intrepidity and courage (red).
Source: Official municipal website
Joseph McMillan, 30 July 2002