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The flag has seven alternating yellow and white horizontal stripes, with a black canton bearing four crossed lightning bolts.
Volta Redonda is an industrial city in the southern region of the state of Rio de Janeiro. The biggest iron and steel
mills in southern hemisphere are located there, as well as a lot of other industries. This explains the colors of the flag and the
lightning bolts (in honor of the god Vulcan).
Area: 182.3 sq km
Population: 242,046 (2001)
Source: Municipal Organic Law , Municipal Chamber of Volta Redonda
André Pires Godinho, 8 February 2003