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Iporanga, São Paulo State (Brazil)

Last modified: 2013-04-27 by ian macdonald
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Iporanga, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 11 April 2013
Image after the Símbolos Municipais Brasileiros blog

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The municipality of Iporanga (4,302 inhabitants in 2010; 11,603 ha) is located on the border with Paraná, 360 km of São Paulo.

Iporanga was founded in 1576 by gold scavengers, as Garimpo de Santo Antônio. Arraial de Santo Antônio was established in 1625. A river port was built in 1676 near the mouth of river Iporanga, which became the seat of the town in 1730. Iporanga is the Capital of Caves; the municipal territory includes more than 300 caves, which is the highest density in Brazil. The Casa de Pedra (Stone House) cave has the biggest entrance in the world, of 215 m in height. - Municipal website

The flag of Iporanga is blue with a yellow Maltese Cross spreading over the whole flag. In the middle of the flag is placed a white disk charged with the municipal coat of arms.

The coat of arms of Iporanga, designed by Lauro Ribeiro Escobar, is "An Iberian shield azure an eagle displayed or a chief of the same a rising sun gules in base three mounds or a fess wavy azure. The shield surmounted by an eight-towered mural crown or ports sable. The shield supported dexter by a branch of bean and sinister by a plant of maize the two leaved and fructed proper. Beneath the shield a scroll azure inscribed with the municipality's name in letters or". - Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 11 April 2013