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Rio Pomba, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

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[Flag of Rio Pomba, Minas Gerais image by Dirk Schönberger, 30 August 2010
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About the Flag

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Dirk Schönberger, 30 August 2010

The municipality of Rio Pomba (17,283 inhabitants in 2005; 252 sq. km) is located in south-eastern Minas Gerais, 250 km of Belo Horizonte. The municipality of Rio Pomba was founded in 1831 by secession from the municipality of Mariana.

The flag is horizontally divided green-yellow-green. Overlapping the three stripes, a red triangle (the emblem of Minas Gerais), is charged with a disk divided blue-green by a white wave (probably River Pomba, for which the municipality is named), the upper part being charged with a white dove and the lower part with a white Latin cross. Two green branches (of coffee?) are crossed per saltire under the disk. The cross and dove may remember that the region was pacified and christened by Father Manoel de Jesus Maria, who celebrated a first mass in 1767.

The flag is shown on photos taken on 2 June 2010 during the 26th Rio Pomba Fair:
Ivan Sache, 31 August 2010