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11:16 by Joseph McMillan
Adopted 23 March 1956
The image is based on the following verbal description. The flag was adopted by law no. 254 of 23 March 1956. The flag is white, 11:16, with two narrow diagonal stripes, black and red (the law doesn't mention direction; I've guessed upper hoist to lower fly and separated them with white space), and the coat of arms overall on the center. The coat of arms was adopted by law no. 159 of 13 July 1953. The shield is divided per fess and the upper half per pale. The first (dexter chief) quarter is red with a gold baron's coronet; the second (sinister chief) red with a gold sun; and the third (base) blue with a wavy silver bar. It is ensigned with a mural crown bearing an escutcheon, gules a fleur-de-lis argent, above the central portal. The shield is flanked by sugar cane and coffee branches. The motto is Pelo Bem da Pátria (For the good of the country)."
Source: Municipal legislature website
Joseph McMillan, 28 August 2002