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7:10 by Joseph McMillan
Adopted 30 July 1974
The flag was designed by Lauro Ribeiro Escobar and adopted by law 233 of 30 July 1974. It is 10 x 14 units, divided vertically into two halves. The hoist is white with a blue border 1.5 units wide and the municipal coat of arms on the center. The fly is yellow with five blue fleurs-de-lis in saltire. The coat of arms, also designed by Escobar, is divided per chevron blue and yellow with a yellow fleur-de-lis on the upper half. The yellow pointed base symbolizes Descalvado Hill, for which the city is named, while the fleurs-de-lis are for the Virgin of Belém (Bethlehem), the patroness of the city. The motto is also a reference to Bethlehem, Nequaquam minimis est (Thou art not the least [of the cities of Judah]).
Source: www.descalvadoonline.com.br. Legal texts are available in a Word document at another page on the same site.
Joseph McMillan, 18 March 2003