Last modified: 2003-09-06 by joe mcmillan
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7:10 by Joseph McMillan
The flag was adopted by law no 393 of 10 July 1967. It is 7:10, blue, with
the municipal coat of arms on a white lozenge on the center, and issuing
from the lozenge four pairs of white stripes dividing the field vertically
and horizontally. The coat of arms was adopted by law 394 of the same day.
It consists of a silver shield with the achievement of the ecclesiastical
arms of St. John Nepomucene, consisting of a blue
shield with a dove in chief and a paschal lamb in base, both white; the
shield superimposed on a black pastoral staff and ensigned with a purple
miter edged in gold; below the shield a scroll inscribed Ecce agnus dei
(Behold the Lamb of God). Above the miter and pastoral staff is the
ecclesiastical hat of a bishop, black with six pendant tassels on each side.
The entire arms are placed on a purple pavillion lined blue, with the name
of the municipality in white letters along the lower edge of the lining, and
topped by a silver mural crown.
Joseph McMillan, 13 March 2003