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São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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São Caetano do Sul, SP (Brazil)by Blas Delgado Ortiz

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About the Flag of São Caetano do Sul

According to the municipal website, the flag of São Caetano do Sul was instituted on 28 July 1953 by law no. 346. The coat of arms is at the homepage of the city website.
Dov Gutterman, 2 July 2001

The translation of the information quoted by Dov Gutterman from the São Caetano do Sul website is "On 28 July 1953, when São Caetano do Sul celebrated the 76th anniversary of its founding, the contemporary mayor, Mr. Anacleto Campanella, approved law no. 346, creating the municipal flag."
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 July 2001

According to http://www.camarascs.sp.gov.br/brasao.htm, "the coat of arms was designed and executed by Salvador Thaumaturgo in 1949, during the first municipal administration, and officially introduced by Law No. 72 of 10 March 1950, with the following description and explanation:

The shape of the shield, as required by the heraldic code, is the shape that Brazil inherited from Portuguese heraldry. The green represents the primeval field of Piratininga and the red the blood shed for its conquest, and by analogy the colors of the flag of the Italian peninsula, which furnished the main contingent of the founders of the old settlement, today a prosperous municipality. The golden gear, traditional symbol of industry, represents the present life of the municipality, one of the most important industrial centers of the country. The blue chief represents the ideology of its inhabitants and the Di Thiène family, and is the symbol of the municipality, representing Saint Cayetan Di Thiène, patron saint of the city. The golden mural crown is the symbol of municipal independence. The words on the blue ribbon recall the dates of the foundation and of the historic plebiscite that gave São Caetano do Sul its much desired emancipation."
Reported by Dov Gutterman, 21 February 2002
Translated by Joseph McMillan





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