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Petrópolis was the imperial residential city outside Rio de Janeiro, located in the Mountain Region of
Rio de Janeiro state. The coat of arms records the monarchical tradition of the city: the imperial crown and the monogram
P II, for Pedro II, second Emperor of Brazil). Petrópolis was the favorite city of this emperor. His imperial crown is there in the Brazilian Imperial Museum.
The eagle represents Germany and Austria, from which settlers came to Petropolis, because the temperate climate was similar to their homelands.
The motto on the coat of arms is Altiora semper petens.
Area: 774.6 sq km
Population: 286, 348 (2001)
Source: Municipal Chamber of Petrópolis.
André Pires Godinho, 8 February 2003