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Catanduva, São Paulo State (Brazil)

Last modified: 2008-08-02 by ian macdonald
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[Catanduva, image by Joseph McMillan
Adopted 17 July 1970; modified 10 April 1987

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About the Flag of Catanduva

The flag appears to be yet another Peixoto de Faria design, as it is typical of his work. The field is dark blue with three narrow horizontal yellow-red-yellow bands, with the coat of arms on a yellow pentagon at the hoist. [Note: The image on the official website shows a very narrow flag that probably does not represent the actual ratio. I have expanded the top and bottom to yield the 7:10 ratio normal for Peixoto de Faria's flags (as for most other Brazilian flags), which still gives a pentagon rather than a triangle in the hoist.] The coat of arms was adopted by municipal law no. 1133 of 17 July 1970 and altered by municipal law no. 2333 of 10 April 1987. The blue field is for the excellent climate of the area. The silver lion symbolizes the strength, greatness, and nobility of the people. The wavy fess, blue on a green field, represents the Rio São Domingos. The black cogwheel represents industrial development. The presence of the orange branch and sugar cane alongside the coffee shows the diversification of the rural economy away from the old coffee monoculture. The colors are otherwise assigned their normal significance in Brazilian civic heraldry.
Source: Official municipal website
Joseph McMillan, 2 April 2003