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7:10 by Joseph McMillan
Adopted 24 September 1970
The flag and coat of arms of Rio Grande da Serra were instituted by laws 44 and 45 of 24 September 1970. The flag is 14 units hoist by 20 fly, yellow with a dark blue border all around. The municipal coat of arms is placed on the center, 5 1/4 units wide by 6 3/8 units high, the top 3 units above the center line. The coat of arms is divided per fess, the upper half sky blue with three light green mountains, in the center a river in the shape of an S issuing from the base of the mountains and flowing toward the viewer, its banks dark green. The lower half of the shield is divided per pale. The dexter base quarter dark blue with three flowers known as copos-de-leite (literally, "glasses of milk") issuing from a single stalk, with three leaves for each flower. The sinister base quarter is yellow, with two cairns of rocks, with four small ones behind and one in front separated by two others. Overall on the fess point a small white St. Andrew's cross (saltire) couped. Surrounding the shield are seven dark blue stars, three on each side and one below, representing the ABCDMRR municipalities.
Source: Official municipal website; follow links for cidade, then bandeira e brasão.
Joseph McMillan, translation corrected by Francisco Santos, 21 March 2003
Copo-de-leite is the flower Zantedeschia aethiopica, which is called cāntaro in European Portuguese.
Francisco Santos, 21 March 2003