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Parauapebas, Pará (Brazil)

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Parauapebas, PA (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 11 February 2011
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Three fields radiating from the upper hoist: green in the upper fly, yellow across toward the lower fly, maroon/brown in the lower hoist; and at the upper fly a white disk extending off the flag, overlain by a blue star.

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Dirk Schönberger, 11 February 2011

The municipality of Parauapebas (153,942 inhabitants in 2010; 7007 sq. km) is located in southeastern Pará, 700 km of Belém. Parauapebas was founded in 1981 by the State-owned company "Companhia Vale do Rio Doce" in the framework of the Carajás Iron project. The municipality of Parauapebas was established by State Law No. 9,443 of 10 May 1988, seceding from Marabá. The town, located in one of the richest mining regions in the world, mostly lives from iron, gold and manganese extraction.

The flag of Parauapebas is prescribed by Law No. 29 of 10 May 1988.
Ivan Sache, 9 February 2012