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Resplendor, Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Last modified: 2011-02-05 by ian macdonald
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[Flag of Resplendor, Minas Gerais image by Dirk Schönberger, 28 August 2010
Source: adapted from http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resplendor


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A vertical red-white-slate blue flag, with the municipal arms in the white stripe.

The official site is at http://www.resplendor.mg.gov.br/
Dirk Schönberger, 28 August 2010

The municipality of Resplendor (17,606 inhabitants in 2009; 1,072 sq. km) is located in eastern Minas Gerais. Resplendor developed around the railway station of the same name: on 17 December 1938, Law No. 148 erected Resplendor as a municipality, separated from the mother municipality of Aimorés. The name of the place ("Shining") alludes to a stone that profusely reflected the sun light. There are indeed several gem mines in the region; in the 1950, a Resplendor mine yielded aquamarines of a hitherto unknown colour, named "Martha Rocha" for the first Miss Brazil (1954).

The flag of Resplendor is vertically divided red-white-green with the municipal coat of arms in the middle. The coat of arms of Resplendor is made of a rounded-off rectangular shield, surmounted by a golden mural crown showing three towers and two half-towers, and surmounting a red scroll charged with the black writing "AD SUMMA PER ARDUA" (in Latin, "to the top through difficulties"). The shield shows a landscape, made of green meadows flanking a white river (Rio Doce); in the background blue mountains under a lighter blue sky lit by a 16-pointed sun. Left of the river, a non-identified plant panicle (rice?), right of the river, a corn ear.

There is evidence of the flag on the municipal website's image gallery, as mentioned in Wikipedia, http://www.resplendor.mg.gov.br/img_lis.aspx

A photo contributed by Arlete Muniz, 19 July 2010, shows the flag hoisted indoors, together with the flags of Brazil and Minas Gerais. The flags' staffs are coloured according to the main colours of the flag:
- red-green for Resplendor;
- green-yellow for Brazil;
- white-red for Minas Gerais
http://www.resplendor.mg.gov.br/upload/imgOrig/{BACBDB07-BC4D-EEAE-CABA-0CBAA366D21A}.jpg

Another photo contributed by Arlete Muniz, 17 June 2010, shows the flag presented outdoors during the 23th Municipal Games. http://www.resplendor.mg.gov.br/upload/imgOrig/{62627C0B-4454-4BCD-AD7E-E1AD7EEA04C1}.jpg

Finally, a photo contributed by the website management team, 11 July 2008, shows a close-up of the flag and the coat of arms in detail. http://www.resplendor.mg.gov.br/upload/imgOrig/{41E35C1E-A6EA-AACA-A80B-4BED6ACDC18C}.jpg
Ivan Sache, 29 August 2010


 
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