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Bocaina do Sul, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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Bocaina do Sul, SC (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021

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The municipality of Bocaino do Sul (3,474 inhabitants in 2019; 51,110 ha) is located 200 km west of Florianópolis.

Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021

Description of the Flag

The flag and arms of Bocaina do Sul are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 20 promulgated on 30 April 1997.

Article 2.
The symbols used on the coat of arms have the following meaning.
I - "16 de julho 1994" [16 July 1994] represents the date of emancipation.
II - The pine symbolizes reforestation of the whole municipality.
III - Yerba mate and honey represent natural sources of income.
IV - Wicker symbolizes primary stuff abundant in the region.
V - The yellow scroll represents underground resources, supporting the coat of arms of the municipality.
VI - The araucaria symbolizes the historic landscape of Planalto Serrano.
VII - The bovine, pig, horse and fields represents animal breeding in the municipalmity and the Gaścha tradition.
VIII - The relief symbolizes Bocaino do Sul's potential for tourism.
IX - The river represents the municipality's first name, Rio Bonito.
X - The sun symbolizes Bocaino do Sul's rebirth and development.

Article 3.
The red, white and green colors of the flag represent:
Green - the preservation of natural environment and the municipality's main factor of development, timber.
White - harmony and peace between all living organisms.
Red - Courage and decision of Bocaino do Sul's people.

The precise description of the flag and arms are left to the [unavailable] Appendix.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021