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Igaraçu do Tietê, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Igaraçu do Tietê, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 9 April 2013

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The municipality of Igaraçu do Tietê (23,370 inhabitants in 2010; 10,400 ha) is located in central São Paulo State, 300 km of São Paulo.

Igaraçu do Tietê was founded on 19 October 1903 on a plot offered by Colonel Joaquim Ribeiro. The town was originally known as Vila São Joaquim, named for its patron saint, St. Joachim, to whom a chapel was dedicated in 1926. The district of Igaraçu was established by Law No. 882 of 19 October 1903. The municipality of Igaraçu do Tietê was established by Law No. 2,456 of 30 December 1953 and granted the title of Tourist's Resort in 1994. - Website of the Municipal Council

The flag is blue with a red, off-centered cross fimbriated in white. Over the intersection of the cross' arms is placed a white disk charged with the municipal coat of arms. The arms are canting, Igaraçu meaning "a big canoe" in Tupi-Guarani.


Ivan Sache, 9 April 2013