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Macaubal, São Paulo State (Brazil)

Last modified: 2014-07-12 by ian macdonald
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Macaubal, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 22 April 2013
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The municipality of Macaubal (7,663 inhabitants in 2010; 51,010 ha) is located 25 km of Nhandeara and 500 km of São Paulo.

Macaubal was founded on 2 May 1924 in a forest clearing by Manoel Camilo de Figueiredo, João de Freitas Caíres, Tomaz Teixeira de Souza and Narciso Alves da Silveira. The village was named Coqueiros (Coconuts), for the abundance of palm trees in the area, and subsequently renamed Vila Progresso. The district of Macaúbas was established by Law No. 2,838, adopted in December 1928, and renamed Macaubal by State Law-Decree No. 14,334 of 30 November 1944. The municipality of Macaubal was established by Law No. 233 of 24 December 1948 and inaugurated on 2 April 1949. The municipality is named for the macaúba, the macaw palm (Acrocomia aculeata (Jacq.) Lodd. ex Mart.).
http://www.macaubal.sp.gov.br - Municipal website

The symbols of Macaubal are prescribed in Article 2 of the Municipal Constitution, adopted on 4 April 1990 and last amended on 27 May 2009, as "the flag, the coat of arms and the anthem, representative of its culture and history".
http://www.macaubal.sp.gov.br/pdf/leiorganica_22-06-2009.pdf - Municipal Constitution

The flag is presented on the Símbolos Municipais Brasileiros blog as quartered white-green, with the municipal coat of arms along the hoist, a green palm tree at fly and a white fleur-de-lis in each of the green quarters. I have not found any other source showing the flag.

Image here based on the Símbolos Municipais Brasileiros blog: http://simbolosmunicipais.blogspot.fr/2012/01/sao-paulo-ii.html

Ivan Sache, 22 April 2013

Some photos confirm its existence, but that's about it. It's obviously quite a few years ago:
http://www.macaubal.com/2013/03/e-ai-vai-encarar.html, 2nd photograph;
http://www.macaubal.com/2012/03/todos-os-homens-do-governador.html 2nd photograph.
No colour, no other details, if maybe that the palm looks rather big. But the flag was there, in the cloth. (And also in the curtain, so take care when interpreting.)
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 August 2013


Different Flag

Macaubal, SP (Brazil) image located by Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 26 June 2014

On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary: A white flag with in the centre a simpler coat of arms: http://www.macaubal.com/2011/12/1974-macaubal-50-anos-2013-macaubalcom.html. No photograph of the current Macaubal flag, which one would have expected had it existed at the time. Yet, the style of the other two photographs suggests it existed not long afterwards. Maybe its adoption was influenced by this anniversary?
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 August 2013


 
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