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image by Dirk Schönberger,
16 October 2012
An off-centred red cross, bordered yellow, on a blue field with the municipal arms on the cross on a white disk.
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Dirk Schönberger, 16 October 2012
The flag of Cesário Lange, designed by Arcinoé Antonio Peixoto de Faria, is prescribed by Law No. 273 of 16 April 1979. The flag is blue, quartered by a thick, off-centered red cross fimbriated in yellow. The middle of the cross is superimposed with a white disk charged with the municipal coat of arms.
The coat of arms of Cesário Lange, thought by Acácio Vieira de Camargo and designed by Mayor Benedito de Camargo Barros, is prescribed by Law No. 7 of 25 February 1966. "Or three fesses wavy azure ensigned with an open book of the second inscribed with the Greek letters alpha and omega sable and a quill gules per bend sinister, a chief of the second charged with a cross of the first. The shield surmounted with a four-towered mural crown argent ports gules. The shield surrounded dexter by a branch of coffee fructed proper and sinister by three sugar canes. Below the shield a scroll inscribed with the toponym 'CESARIO LANGE' and the motto 'AB UNO DISCES OMNES' in letters or."
The Portuguese, rounded-off shield is used by most of the towns of São
Paulo State as the best symbol of the origin of the place.
Or symbolizes nobleness, faith, knowledge, power and liberty.
Azure symbolizes joy, knowledge and loyalty.
The book and quill represents Cesário Lange, one of the first teachers
in the town and its namesake.
The cross represents the patron saint of the town, the Holy Cross.
The waves represent the three rivers das Pedras, Guarapó and Aleluia,
which had to be crossed to reach the old town, therefore named Passa
Coffee and sugar cane are the two most important agricultural sources
of income in the municipality.
The motto means "To Know One Means To Know All", meaning that the
virtues of the town's namesake are shared by all the inhabitants.
Ivan Sache, 3 November 2012
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