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by Joseph McMillan
The flag of Curitiba is 9:13. As with other municipal flags of this Union
Jack-style design, the coat of arms
is said to represent the municipal government, the rectangle the city
as seat of the municipality, the red and white stripes
municipal authority radiating from the city into the countryside, and the
green field the rural areas of the municipality.
The coat of arms approved by Law No. 2993 of 11 May 1967, is described as
"gules a pine tree argent," but it is represented with
only the trunk silver, the foliage being green. The supporters are
branches of wheat and grapes proper.
The scroll is inscribed "29 de março--Curitiba--de 1693," 29 March 1693
being the date of the town's founding.
Joseph McMillan, 13 March 2002