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Passira, Pernambuco (Brazil)

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Passira, PE (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 17 May 2011

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A vertical triband blue-white-blue, with the municipal arms centred in the white stripe and surmounted by the blue writing 'PASSIRA'.

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Dirk Schönberger, 17 May 2011

The municipality of Passira (28,589 inhabitants in 2010; 330 sq. km) is located in eastern Pernambuco, 80 km of Recife. The municipality is made of the town of Passira proper and of the district of Bengalas. The municipality of Passira was established by State Law No. 4,981 of 20 December 1963, seceding from Limoeiro.

White and blue are the municipal colors. The coat of arms is surrounded by plants of maize (dexter) and cotton (sinister), represent the most important crops at the time of the creation of the flag (cotton is no longer so significant). The mountain is the highest point of the municipality and a tourist's hotspot. The piece of embroidery represents the strong local culture. The scroll below the shield is inscribed with the date of political emancipation, "20/12/1963".

The flag can be seen on photos taken during the civic parade held in September 2011. - Image gallery

Ivan Sache, 6 March 2012