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Bragança Paulista, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Bragança Paulista, SP (Brazil) image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 December 2005


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About the Flag

The flag follows a pattern not uncommon in Brazilian municipalities: blue with a horizontal stripe of yellow-red-yellow, and yellow hoist triangle (covering in part the red stripe) with the city arms above a very small inscription reading Bragança Paulista in black letters.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 December 2005


Coat of Arms

Bragança Paulista, SP (Brazil) image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 December 2005

The full arms are or a diminutive lis azure below two escutcheons with Bragança ancient (q.v.), dexter, and vert five crowns(?) argent bordure of the same charged with seven objects of the field, sinister; counterchief azure with wavelets argent. Red “cardboard” scroll with "Bragança Paulista ¶ ad altiora" in white sans serif capitals; shield flanked by two coffee branches crossed at the base and surmounted by a mural crown argent masoned sable with five apparent towers..

The arms borrow from the original item, see Bragança in Portugal, namely the ancient Bragança family arms: argent on a saltire gules five (quinas:) escutcheons charged with five plates each.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 December 2005

See also http://pwp.netcabo.pt/users/200/0218254001/Terravista/bragan.html  for more details on this coat of arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 January 2006