Last modified: 2008-08-02 by ian macdonald
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image by Sérgio Pereira and Joseph McMillan
The Santos flag is a white rectangle with the Santos coat of arms at the center.
Beneath the coat of arms, there's a motto in Latin, Patriam charitatem et
libertatem docui means "To the homeland I taught charity and liberty." A detailed
image of the coat of arms can be found at the municipal
website by clicking on the coat of arms at the top of the page on the left side.
Sérgio Pereira, 15 September 2002
The flag of the city of Santos was changed last December. The flag is the same white rectangle, but the coat of arms has been corrected. The old coat of arms had several mistakes:
image by Sérgio PereiraThe new coat of arms is totally correct: the wall [mural crown] is grey and has five gates; the border of the shield is gold-yellow and its basis is in a "U" shape (Portuguese style); the coffee branches are well drawn; the caduceus is golden-yellow and big and very well-drawn; the globe is golden-yellow and has the correct number of bars; the yellow-green band is at 45 degrees of inclination; and the scroll is red with the words in golden-yellow.