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The municipality of Mandaguari (34,281 inhabitants in 2018; 33,582 ha) is
located 400 km north-west of Curutiba.
The coat of arms [and, most probably, the flag] of Mandaguari is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 317 promulgated in 1980.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Mandaguari, designed by heraldist and vexillologist Arcinoé Antonio Peixoto de Faria, is described as follows.
Classic Flemish Iberian shield surmounted by an eight-towered mural crown argent ports gules (red). On a field argent (silver) a bee gules (red) a chief azure (blue) with three-fleurs-de-lis argent (silver) in base a fess wavy azure (blue). A scroll gules (red) inscribed in letters argent with the toponym "MANDAGUARI".
The coat of arms has the following interpretation.
a) The classical Flemish-Iberian shield used to represent the arms of Mandaguari was the first shield style adopted in the Iberian Peninsula of Germanic origin, also nicknamed Portuguese shield, recalling our Lusitanian origin.
b) The bee makes the arms canting since "Mandaguari" means "an industrious bee'.
c) The chief azure (blue) charged with three fleurs-de-lis argent (silver) is the symbol of Our Lady of th Apparition, the municipality's patron saint.
d) In base the fess wavy azure (blue) symbolizes the municipality's hydrographic resources.
e) The shield is supported by coffee branches fructed proper, which identify the greatest economic strength of the municipality offered by the generous and fertile soil.
f) Gules (red) is a symbol of intrepidity, courage and valiance, a quality that identifies the pioneers.
g) Azure (blue) is a symbol of justice, nobleness, perseverance, zeal, loyalty, recreation and beauty.
h) The argent metal (silver) is a symbol of peace, friendship, work, prosperity and religious feeling.
Ivan Sache, 5 February 2022