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by Blas Delgado Ortiz
Flag fromthe municipal website of Rio das Ostras. The coat of arms is at the same page.
The blue wavy band is canting, as rio means "river"; the scallop shell on the arms may also be canting, even if ostras means "oysters", not "scallops." "Shell" is the key element here and heraldically a scallop suits better than an oyster. (Das means "of the".)
António Martins-Tuválkin, 28 February 2002