São Pedro (São Paulo)
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State : São Paulo
The arms were granted on October 24, 1972.
The field evokes the embroidery cloth with which hand-made embroidery is worked at in the city; embroidery reputed the best craftsmanship of its kind in the State of Sao Paulo; the chief with the tiara and the crossed keys are the symbols of St. Peter and are canting (Sao Pedro = St. Peter).
The supporters show that coffee and sugar cane are important agricultural products of the region.
The shield is surmounted by a mural crown appropriate to a city and a scroll below the shield bears the Latin motto "FIDE ET LABORE PATRIAE MAGNITUDO" (with faith and work I shall bring greatness to the fatherland).
Literature : Image and background provided by Lauro Ribeiro Escobar, São Paulo.