of Goiás began in the 16th century. In the Portuguese colony of Brazil Goiás
was a part of the captaincy of São Paulo. A captaincy General of Goiás was created
1889 with the proclamation of the Republic Goiás became a state. In 1960 the
Federal district of Brasilia was separated from the state and in 1988 its
northern part became the state of Tocantins.
the time of the Empire the arms used by the provinces were the Imperial Arms.
At the proclamation of the Republic the states were granted the right to adopt their own achievements.
achievement of the State of Goias is:
fess per pale, the dexter of 12 sections and the sinister a bar Sable, Or.
The chief of a landscape with mountains in the distance and two grazing
cattle on the foreground all proper. The base parted by a pale Argent, the
dexter Azure, a comet Argent and the sinister Or, a diamond Gules.
Rising from a tube a bunch of rice, sugar-cane, tobacco and coffee.
Garland: Branches of tobacco and sugar-cane and a dish containing the flames of a
The Constitution of the Federation of 1934 abolished the symbols of the
states and their achievements were replaced by the national emblem.
The Federal Constitution of 1946 restored the autonomy and also the
achievements of the states.
Goias is a part
of the 11th Military Region together with the Federal
District, the state of Tocantins (with the exception of its parts belonging
to the 8th M.R.) and the territory of the Mining Triangle.
headquarters are in Brasilia.
© Hubert de Vries 2011-11-10