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by Blas Delgado Ortiz
Official description: The Flag of Piquete, designed by the heraldist Arcinoé Antônio Peixoto
de Faria, is described as "quartered per fess, the quarter stripes being blue, each
being 2.7 units wide, formed by three yellow bands of one unit in width, surcharged
with green bands of one-third of a unit, issuing from a yellow isosceles triangle with
its base at the hoist, on which the municipal coat of arms is applied."
The coat of arms represents the municipal government and the yellow isosceles triangle
on which it is placed represents the city proper, seat of the municipality. The
yellow color symbolizes glory, splendor, greatness, wealth, sovereignty.
The yellow stripes charged with green overstripes, which issue from the triangle to
divide the flag into quarters, represent the radiation of the Municipal Power, extending to
all areas of its territory. The green color is a symbol of honor, civility, courtesy,
abundance, joy--it is the symbolic color of hope, recalling the verdant fields in the
spring in anticipation of a copious harvest. The blue quarters represent the agricultural
areas existing in the municipal territory. The blue color is symbolic of justice, nobility,
perseverance, zeal, and loyalty. Following the heraldic rules, the
flag will have the official dimensions adopted for the national flag, that is,
14 modules of height of the hoist for 20 modules of length of the rectangle.
When the municipal Flag is displayed together with the national flag, it will be
placed on the left. If the state flag is also displayed, the national will be in the center,
the municipal to the left, and the state to the right. The national flag is always placed
at the highest level.