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Mogi das Cruzes, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Mogi das Cruzes, SP 
(Brazil) image by André Pires Godinho

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About the Flag of Mogi das Cruzes

The colors of the stripes symbolize the three races that colonized the city, the black, white, and red (Indian), the same symbolism as the state flag. The white stripe is wider because white people represent more than 75 percent of the population. The triangle represents the Holy Trinity, the blue color representing the sky. The stars represent the directions taken by the colonizers (bandeirantes) who left the city for the interior (north, northwest and southwest). In the center is the coat of arms of the city. The smoking snake is the symbol of the Brazilian Expeditionary Force (FEB), the Brazilian force that fought at the Second World War. A great part of the soldiers came from this city.
Source: Municipal Chamber (law number 804 of 29 November 1956)
André Pires Godinho, 15 February 2003

About Mogi das Cruzes

Area: 752.4 sq km
Population: 329,680
Region: Metropolitan Area of São Paulo
André Pires Godinho, 15 February 2003