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Herculândia, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Herculândia, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 5 April 2013

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The municipality of Herculândia (8,696 inhabitants in 2010; 36,514 ha) is located 510 km of São Paulo.

Herculândia was founded on 26 July 1927 by Captain José Pereira da Silva, aka “Pereirinha”, in "an area of thick forest inhabited by Indians and different animal species". The original name of the village was Sant' Anna, a tribute to St. Ann, celebrated on 26 July, and to the mother of the founder, named Anna. The district of Herculânia was established on 18 September 1830, as part of the municipality of Glicério, and transferred on 30 November 1938 to the municipality of Pompéia. The municipality of Herculândia was established by State Decree-Law No. 30,334 of 30 November 1944. The town is named for Uladislau Herculano de Freitas (1865-1926), Governor of Paraná (1890), Minister of Justice and Domestic Trade of Brazil (1913-1914) and Director of the Faculty of Law of the University of São Paulo (1916-1825). - "Herculândia Mais" website

The symbols of Herculândia are prescribed in Article 2 of the Municipal Constitution, adopted on 17 March 1990, as "the flag and the anthem, representative of its culture and history". Oddly enough, the coat of arms is not listed among the municipal symbols. - Municipal Constitution

The flag is blue with a yellow-red-yellow (1:2:1) saltire. In the middle is placed a yellow rectangle charged with the municipal coat of arms.

Ivan Sache, 5 April 2013