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Taboão da Serra, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Taboão da Serra, SP (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 13 February 2013
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Description of the Flag

A vertical tricolour, white-red-black, bearing the municipal arms on the central stripe.

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Dirk Schönberger, 13 February 2013

The municipality of Taboão da Serra (244,719 inhabitants in 2010; 2,049 ha - therefore the 4th smallest municipality in the State by its area) is located in São Paulo Metropolitan Area, 20 km west of São Paulo.

The flag of Taboão da Serra is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 350 of 24 April 1970. The flag is vertically divided white-red-black with the municipal coat of arms in the middle of the red stripe.

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The colours of the flag symbolize the contribution of the different races to the increase of the town; white for the Whites, red for the Indians and Mameluks, and black for the Blacks.

The coat of arms of Taboão da Serra is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 349 of 24 April 1970. "Rounded-off, in Portuguese style, argent, per fess, 1. An araucaria vert, 2a. A cog wheel sable, 2b. A representation of Mercury. The shield supported by two branches of coffee fructed proper. Beneath the shield a scroll argent inscribed with the motto 'LABOR OMNIA VINVET" surrounded by the years '1953' and '1960' all gules. The shield surmounted by an eight-towered mural crown argent."

The Portuguese shield recalls that Portugal is the root of Brazil. Argent is a symbol of beauty, triumph and purity. The araucaria represents the forests that cover a significant part of the municipal territory. The cog wheel represents the industrial potential of the municipality. Mercury represents commerce. The coffee branches represent the wealth of Brazil. The Latin motto reads "Faith Wins Over All". The years "1953" and "1960" are those of the establishment of the district and of the municipality, respectively. The mural crown is a symbol of municipal emancipation.
Ivan Sache, 14 February 2013