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by Joseph McMillan
Blue with a red cross of the Order of Christ throughout (the name Vera Cruz means "True Cross" and was the first name the Portuguese gave the land of Brazil). Overall on a white disk is the municipal coat of arms, which depicts an escutcheon of the arms of Castile quartering León on a blue field, and in base a caravel under sail on a white sea.
Source: Official municipal website
Joseph McMillan, 29 March 2003