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Castilho, São Paulo State (Brazil)

Last modified: 2013-04-13 by ian macdonald
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Castilho, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 23 March 2013
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About the Flag

The municipality of Castilho (18,006 inhbitants in 2010; 106,265 ha) is located on the border with Mato Grosso do Sul, here river Paraná, 650 km of São Paulo.

Castilho was founded in 1934 by the Ferreira Brito family on a plot offered by Armel de Miranda. The village that developed nearby was named Vila Cauê; the engineer Alfredo Castilho, commissioned by "Estrada de Ferro Noroeste do Brasil" to set up the Francisco de Sá bridge over river Paraná, stayed in the village. A new village developed around the Alfredo Castilho railway station, inaugurated in 1937; located at the junction of the railway and river, the village quickly increased. The village was named Castilho in 1944. - Website of the Municipal Council

The symbols of Castiho are prescribed in Article 7 of the Municipal Constitution, as "the flag, the anthem and the coat of arms defined by Law". - Municipal Constitution

The flag of Castilho is blue with a white triangle along the hoist, charged with the municipal coat of arms, and other yellow, black and white triangles forming arrows pointing to the flag's fly. The thunderbolt and the pylons on the coat of arms must represent the Jupiá hydroelectric plant, inaugurated in 1969 and known today as the Engenheiro Sousa Dias plant - the 3rd biggest hydroelectric plant in Brazil, part of the Urubupungá complex.

Photos of the flag:
Ivan Sache, 23 March 2013