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Ipuã, São Paulo State (Brazil)

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Ipuã, SP (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 12 April 2013

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The municipality of Ipuã (14,146 inhabitants in 2010; 46,560 ha) is located in northeastern São Paulo State, 100 km of Ribeirão Preto and 450 km of São Paulo.

Ipuã was founded on 25 April 1859 as Sant’ana dos Olhos d’Água. The town was renamed Ipuã by State Decree-Law no. 14,334 of 30 November 1944. The municipality of Ipuã was established by State Law No. 233 of 24 December 1948 and inaugurated on 26 March 1949. - Website of the Municipal Council

The flag of Ipuã is white with a yellow-green / green-yellow cross. In the middle of the flag is placed a white disk charged with the municipal coat of arms.


The coat of arms, symbolizing the fighting spirit of the people, has the shape of an inverted bell. The seven points in its upper border stands for the seven letters of the name of the town's patron saint, "SANT'ANA" (St. Ann). The point in the base of the shield represents the support of St. Ann's altar. The shield has a red outer border, representing the land, and an inner blue border, representing water; the two borders allude to the name of the municipality, which means "water gushing forth from the land" in Tupi-Guarani. The shield is divided by two bends sinister, green on the left and yellow on the right, which symbolize emancipation. In the middle of the shield, a torch, the genuine symbol of patriotic love, delivers a S-shaped flame. In the upper left part, a smoking chimney symbolizes the beginning of industrialization of the town. In the lower right part, a soybean with a leaf symbolizes agriculture. The central port of the tower surmounting the shield is charged with a cross symbolizing the Christian faith. The shield is supported by two wings, symbolizing the search for elevation, development and progress, and honouring the inventive genius of Santos-Dumont. Beneath the shield, a scroll is inscribed with the municipality's name and its date of political emancipation (26-3-1949). - Website of the Municipal Council

Ivan Sache, 12 April 2013