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Iacri, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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The municipality of Iacri (6,419 inhabitants in 2010; 32,403 ha) is located 550 km of São Paulo.

Iacri was founded in the beginning of the 20th century by the "Lélio Piza & Irmãos" company, owner of the Goataporanga Estate located on the left bank of river Aguapeí. The Italian immigrant Silvio de Giulli (1880-1946) purchased in 1933 the land located along the railway, where he successfully grew cotton. The town, founded on 21 June 1933, was first named Juliana, Giulli's surname, a name soon changed by Giulli himself to Jacri, referring to a famous local cacique. The municipality of Iacri was established on 18 February 1959, seceding from Tupã, and inaugurated on 1 January 1960. - Municipal website

The symbols of Iacri are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 621 of 7 March 1975.

The flag is blue, with a yellow rooster with a red crest, barb and legs, and a white canton charged with the municipal coat of arms. The dimensions of the flag are 10 units x 14 units. The height of the coat of arms is 6 units.

The coat of arms, designed by Lauro Ribeiro Escobar, is "A rounded-off shield. Per pale, 1. Azure a rooster or crested bearded and legged gules standing on a fess wavy argent, 2. Vert a cross gules fimbriated or. The shield surmounted by an eight-towered mural crown argent ports sable. The shield supported dexter by a native cacique holding a 'tacape' sword and sinister by a native woman carrying a pot the two proper. Beneath the shield a scroll azure inscribed with the motto 'TERRA PRODÍGIO' in letters or".

The rounded-off, or Iberian shield, used in Portugal at the time of discovery of Brazil, is a tribute to the first colonizers and builders of the nation. Azure is a symbol of justice, beauty, sweetness, nobleness, perseverance, glory, virtue, incorruptible firmness, zeal and loyalty. The rooster, with a leg raised in an aggressive posture, is the symbol of a valiant and vigilant warrior; it is a symbol of ardour to fighting, bravery and audacity. The rooster also evokes aviculture, a source of income for the municipality. Or is a symbol of wealth, splendour, glory, nobleness, power, faith, prosperity, sovereignty and rule. Gules is a symbol of audacity, valour, intrepidity, honour, valiance, nobleness, triumph and magnanimity. The fess wavy represents the water resources of the municipality, especially brook Jurema. Argent is a symbol of felicity, purity, temperance, truth, beauty, frankness, integrity and equity. Vert is a symbol of hope, courtesy, civility, liberty, joy, friendship and abundance. It represents the local soil and the exuberance of crop production. The cross highlights the deep Christian faith of the people. The mural crown is a symbol of municipal emancipation; the open ports are a symbol of hospitality. The native cacique is Iacri, the town's namesake. The native woman is Jurema, carrying a pot as a the symbol of housework and of the pure waters abundant in Iacri. The Portuguese motto reads "Prodigious Land". - Municipal website

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Ivan Sache, 7 April 2013