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image by Dirk Schönberger, 30 March 2010
based on http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponto_Belo
Diagonally divided green over red by a yellow bend sinister; municipal arms centerd.
Official website at
http://www.pontobelo.es.gov.br. The flag is shown at
Dirk Schönberger, 30 March 2010
The municipality of Ponto Belo (6,979 inhabitants in 2010; 356 sq. km) is
located in northern Espírito Santo, 350 km of Vitória.
Ponto Belo was made a municipality by State Law No. 4,894 of 30 March 1994, seceding from Mucurici. The municipality was inaugurated on 1 January 1997. The municipality was named (lit. "Nice Point") from a small inn where the early colonists, mostly involved in timber exploitation, went for lunch.
The symbols of Ponto Belo are prescribed by Municipal Decree No. 107 of 29 April 1999. They were designed by students Eliseu de Aguilar Gonçalves and João Carlos Pinheiro dos Santo, winners of a public contest organized by the municipality. Green represents a new municipality, aspiration to a better future; yellow is a reference to the national flag, representing the resources of our country; red represents the struggle and the blood shed for progress. On the coat of arms, the coffee branch represents agriculture, the rising sun represents the emergence of a new municipality, and the bovine represents cattle-breeding. The municipal motto is "CRESCER E DESENVOLVER" (To grow and develop).
Ivan Sache, 21 January 2012