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Conchas, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Conchas, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 25 March 2013
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The municipality of Conchas (16,288 inhabitants in 2010; 46,824 ha) is located 210 km of São Paulo. The municipality is made of the town of Conchas proper and of the district of Juquiratiba (c. 600 inh.).

Conchas is named for the shells ("conchas") common in the river that flows near the today's town. The site was a convenient place of rest for travelers and muleteers. André Ferreira and the German Waiss established there ranches, near which a town developed. The growth of the town was favoured by the inauguration in 1888 of the railway station of Pereiras, located 6 km of Conchas. The district of Conchas was established by State Law No. 466 of 5 December 1896, as part of the municipality of Tietê, transferred to the municipality of Pereiras by State Law No. 681 of 14 September 1899, and eventually re- incorporated to Tietê by State Law No. 819 of 19 April 1902. The municipality of Conchas was established by State Law No. 1,513 of 4 December 1916 and inaugurated on 25 January 1917. The district of Juquiratiba was established by Decree-Law No. 14,334 of 30 November 1944. - Municipal website

The flag of Conchas is blue with, in the middle, a white disk charged with the municipal coat of arms. - Municipal website

The flag used in the meeting room of the Town Hall has a light blue field.


The coat of arms of Conchas is quartered by a thin white cross fimbriated in blue, with quarters represented in gray tints. The first quarter represents a muleteer, as a tribute to the first colonizers of the region. The second quarter represents the river surrounded by two shells ("conchinas"), the town's namesakes. The third quarter represents a shake-hand, as a symbol of friendship, order and hospitality. The fourth quarter represents a bovine and a locomotive, symbolizing cattle breeding and transportation, respectively. The shield is surmounted by a mural crown symbolizing municipal emancipation. The shield is supported by two branches of cotton, the main crop in the municipality. - Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 25 March 2013

Variant Flag

Conchas, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 25 March 2013

The flag used in outdoors parades has a darker blue field.


 Ivan Sache, 25 March 2013