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image by Dirk Schönberger,
3 December 2012
Gyronny of blue and red with the municipal shield centred.
Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 3 December 2012
The flag of Lins is prescribed by Municipal Law of 13 April 1970.
The flag was designed by the Coats of Arms Commission, based in
Campinas, upon request of the Municipal Council.
The flag is square, of 1.30 m in side, divided in eight triangles in
turn red and blue. In the middle of the flag is placed the municipal
coat of arms, covering 1/3 of the flag.
The flag's field shall be made of cotton, while the coat of arms shall
be made of felt.
The flag's staff shall be coloured red and blue, with a spear-like
http://www.lins.sp.gov.br/noticias/2010/Abril/Aniversario%20de%20Lins/bandeira%20de%20lins.htm - Municipal website
The flag is prescribed as square but drawn as rectangular. A photo confirms
that the flag in actual use is rectangular:
The coat of arms of Lins is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 281 of 17
December 1953, amended by Municipal Law No. 1,128 of 2 January 1970.
The coat of arms is "Quarterly, 1. Gules an arm argent holding a four-
pointed flag of the same charged with the Cross of the Order of
Christ, 2. Azure a cross bottony ensigned with three mullets in base a
lily all or, 3. Checky azure and argent a fleur-de-lis vert, 4. Gules
a book a pencil and a torch all or. The shield surmounted by a mural
crown argent. The shield supported dexter by a branch of coffee
sinister by a plant of cotton the two leaved and fructed proper. Below
the shield a scroll azure inscribed with the motto "EX . COFFEA . AC .
SCHOLA . LINS" (Latin, From coffee and school [emerged] Lins] in
http://www.lins.sp.gov.br/img/Arts%20Brasao/brasao.htm - Municipal website
The first quarter represents the early colonizers and the pioneers. Red is a symbol of the famous war acts of the Portuguese people and of the resulting discoveries. The right arm represents the triumphs. The flag represent the pioneers, the four points standing for the four cardinal directions in which the country was built. The Cross of the Order of Christ recall the Portuguese sailors who discovered Brazil. Argent is a symbol of loyalty, respectability and nobleness, shared by the Portuguese people, the São Paulo people, the Empire, the Republic, and the pioneers. The second quarter represents the Christian faith of the Portuguese people. The lily is the floral attribute of St. Anthony, the patron saint of Lins. The third quarter is a tribute to Joaquim de Toledo Piza e Almeida, the descendant of a noble Spanish family, who offered in 1913 to the municipality of Bauru a piece of land to establish what would be the town of Lins. The fourth quarter symbolizes the cultural and physical progress and development.
Ivan Sache, 15 December 2012