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image located by Valentin Poposki, 14 April 2007
The flag features the coat of arms of the state of Saõ Paulo.
The coat of arms of the state of São Paulo was prescribed by State Decree No 5,656 on 29 August 1932, during the Constitutionalist Revolution. It was designed by the painter Wash Rodrigues (1881-1957) and used until 1937, when the new Federal Constitution of the New State set up by Getúlio Vargas suppressed the symbols of the state. In 1946, the new Constitution allowed again the use of symbols by the states. The coat of arms of the state of Saõ Paulo was reestablished by Decree-Law No 16,349 on 27 November 1946, whose Article 1 reads:
"O brasão de armas, adotado pelo Decreto Estadual nº 5.656, de 29 de agosto de 1932, assim ordenado:
Heráldica: “Em escudo português de goles, uma espada com o punho brocante sobre o cruzamento de um ramo de louro, à destra e um carvalho, à sinistra, passados em aspa na ponta, e acostada em chefe das letras SP, tudo de prata”.
Timbre: “Uma estrela de prata”.
Suportes: “Dois ramos de cafeeiro frutificado, de sua cor, passados em aspa na ponta”.
Divisa: “Em listel de goles, brocante sobre o cruzamento dos suportes, ‘Pro Brasilia fiant eximia’ de prata, cujo significado é ‘PELO BRASIL FAÇAM-SE GRANDES COISAS’”.
"The coat of arms, adopted by State Decree No 5,656 on 29 August 1932 shall be made of a Portuguese shield gules, a sword with a hilt all over over two branches crossed, laurel dexter and oak ("carvalho") sinister, accosted by the letters S and P argent; the shield surmounted by a star argent and flanked by two branches of coffee with berries, in natural; a scroll gules with the writing "Pro Brasilia Fiant Eximia" argent", meaning "They make great things for Brazil." The current official model of the coat of arms was sculpted by Luis Morrone (1906-1988); it was inaugurated on 16 March 1987 by Governor Orestes Quércia in the Palácio dos Bandeirantes.(1)
The sword symbolizes force and justice as well as the resistance to an unfriendly attack. The laurel symbolizes victory. The coffee branches recall that coffee has been the basis of the Paulista economy since Emperor Pedro II.(2)
Sources (official websites):
Ivan Sache, 14 April 2007
Decree 18 281 of September 6, 1948, created the flag of the governor of Saõ
Paulo, according to this decree the flag consists of 13 horizontal stripes of
equal size, the first black the next white, alternately, taking the coat of arms
of Saõ Paulo at the center, reaching the half of the first and last white
The Decree No. 11 074 of January 5, 1978, regulates its use:
The flag of the State Governor
"Article 19 - Where the Chief Executive is in the State seat of government, will fly the flag of the Governor, established by Decree No. 18 281 of September 6, 1948.
Unique paragraph - The flag of the Governor will also be raised:
1 - In state offices, where the State Governor is present
2 - In places within the state territory, where is residing the Governor of the State"
André Pires Godinho, 18 July 2010