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by Joseph McMillan
The flag of Canela is a blue-white-blue vertical triband with the municipal coat of arms on the center. The coat of arms is divided per fess. In chief, on a gold field, is a green cinnamon tree, the tree from which the city takes its name [canela=cinnamon]. The gold field represents the wealth of the region and the faith and constancy of the people of Canela. In base, on a silver (white) field representing the purity of the air and of the character of the people are two green mountains with a third issuing from them forming a valley with a silver river running out of it, representing the countryside of Canela. The shield is flanked on either side by silver electrical towers connected by a silver cable, symbolizing the Canastra power generation system. The shield is ensigned with a gold mural crown with four towers visible. The red scroll is inscribed Indústria - Canela - 28/12/1944 - Turismo. The colors of the shield and the scroll together recall the colors of the national flag and the flag of the state of Rio Grande do Sul.
Source: Official municipal website.
Joseph McMillan, 1 August 2002