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image by Dirk Schönberger,
17 December 2012
Based on: http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ol%25C3%25ADmpia_(S%E3o_Paulo)
A yellow flag, bordered yellow-white, with a central black rectangle bearing a yellow eagle with a red sword in its talons, and around the black rectangle eight five-petaled red flowers.
Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 17 December 2012
Olímpia originates in the establishment on 9 July 1903 of the Patrimônio de São João Batista dos Olhos-dŽÁgua. The district of Vila Olímpia was established on 18 December 1906 by State Law No. 1,035. The district was named for Maria Olímpia, the single daughter of the local politician Dr. Antônio Olímpio Rodrigues Vieira and the godchild of engineer Robert John Reid. The municipality of Olímpia, seceding from Barretos, was established on 7 December 1917 by State Law No. 1,571 and inaugurated on 7 April 1918.
Article 2 of the Municipal Constitution states that "the municipal
symbols are a coat of arms, an anthem, a flag and a ribbon of the
municipal colours. The municipality shall adopt the colours of the
flag in all its usual and representative forms."
http://www.camaraolimpia.sp.gov.br/downloads/lei_organica_olimpia.pdf - Municipal Council website
The flag is black with a yellow eagle holding a red sword in his claws and a yellow border charged with eight red quintefoils placed 3 + 2 + 3. The flag is a banner of the municipal arms, "Sable an eagle or holding a sword gules in his claws a bordure of the second charged with eight quintefoils of the third placed 3 + 2 + 3. The shield surmounted by a mural crown argent ports gules. The shield supported dexter by a branch of orange tree and sinister by a branch of coffee the two fructed proper. Below the shield a scroll gules inscribed with the motto 'SANGUINEM PRO PATRIA DEDI" in letters or."
Black (sable) is a symbol of strength, constancy, prudence, modesty,
science, gravity, honesty, moderation, fertility, silence and secret.
Red (gules) is a symbol of blood shed on the battlefield, audacity,
valour, valiance, intrepidity, nobleness and honour, recalling the
contribution of Olímpia to civic movements on the side of Order and
Law, for Democracy and for Freedom, such as the heroic behaviour in
1932 and during the Second World War, when inhabitants of the town
offered their life and blood.
Yellow (or) is a symbol of wealth, splendour, glory, nobleness, power,
force, faith, prosperity, sovereignty and rule.
http://www.olimpia.sp.gov.br/index.php?abre=olimpia=sp=simbolo=e=brasao - Municipal website
Photos of the flag:
Ivan Sache, 18 December 2012