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Coronel Freitas, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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Coronel Freitas, SC (Brazil)] image by Dirk Sch÷nberger, 2 June 2012

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The municipality of Coronel Freitas (10,213 inhabitants in 2010; 23,416 ha) is located 600 km west of Florianˇpolis.

Ivan Sache, 2 November 2021

Description of the Flag

Vertically divided green-blue-red, with the municipal arms in the centre on a white lozenge.

Official website at
Dirk Sch÷nberger, 2 June 2012

The flag and arms of Coronel Freitas are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 10 promulgated on 6 September 1972.

Article 2.
The coat of arms is composed of a shield featuring a geographic landscape, especially a river with a height on the left bank, covered with forests, in the lower part a yellow stripe protected by an eagle with spread wings in the upper part, surrounded by a maize plant on the left and a bean plant on the right side, tied in the lower part with a scroll proper inscribed in white letters "Coronel Freitas".

Article 3.
The flag is composed of three stripes, blue, green and red, charged in the center with a white lozenge inscribing the coat of arms of the municipality.

Article 4.
The flag's official size is 80 cm in width, divided in 14 units, and 20 units in length. The distance of the corners of the white lozenge to the flag's borders shall be 1.7 unit, and the distance of the corners of the lesser diagonal to the shield's circle shall be 2 units. In the center, the circle shall have a radius of 3 units. Each of the stripes mentioned in Article 3 is 6.6 units in width. The star and the symbol supporting the eagle shall be of 2 units.
LegislašŃo Municipal database

The "poetical, sentimental and realist" interpretation of the colors of the flag is the following.
Green represents the natural environment, forests and the municipality's perpetual youth.
Red represents optimism and confidence.
Blue represents the sky and political evolution of remote times.
White represents aspiration to peace and concord.
Yellow represents shine and prosperity.

The gourd-shaped of the shield represents the traditionalist culture of some of the founders of the town, who came from Rio Grande do Sul.
The yellow star represents the starry sky and shining progress, as well as hierarchic respect and family respect.
On the left, the height represents the green forests and the mountains that surround the municipality; the furrows represent the soil experiencing big transformations.
The river dividing the municipality is river Chapecˇ, with its force and representatively. Emblematic of the region, it is featured in the center.
The bricks atop the shield represent the limits of the territorial extension and the constitutive power.
Beneath the shield, the scroll presents the beauty of the name given to the place.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 2 November 2021