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Civic heraldry of Brazil
Heráldica do Brasil
State : São Paulo
The arms were granted on May 10, 1999.
The axes symbolise the first activity of the settlers, clearing the forests. The bees symbolise the labour of the first settlers. The two wavy bars represent the Tietê and Sorocaba rivers, which flow near the city. The railroad tracks below the shield symbolise the importance of the local railway to the development of the city.
The shield is flanked by coffee and sugar cane branches, the main crops in the region.
Literature : Image and background provided by Lauro Ribeiro Escobar, São Paulo.