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Frei Rogério, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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Frei Rogério, SC (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 3 November 2021  

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The municipality of Frei Rogiéro (2,480 inhabitants in 2010; 15,785 ha) is located 350 km west of Florianópolis.

Ivan Sache, 3 November 2021

Description of the Flag

The flag and arms of Frei Rogério are prescribed by Municpal Law No. 22 promulgated on 9 April 1997.

Article 2.
The flag, represented on a white rectangle in proportions 1.80 m in length on 1.20 m in width, shall be composed of a coat of arms, a stripe and text, according to the following descriptions.
I - Coat of arms. Centered on a point distant of 0.03 m from the left border and 0.03 m from the upper border, in width 0.05 m.
II - Stripes. A red main stripe, in width 0.04 m, the upper border tangent to the lower left canton and the lower border tangent to the upper right canton: the main stripe surrounded by two lateral green stripes in proportions 0.04 m.
III - Centered on the red stripe, the text "Frei Rogiéro" in white, in width 0.02 m.

Article 3.
The coat of arms representative of the municipality of Frei Rogério shall be composed of the following basic elements.
I - A gray shield surmounted by a wall representing political and administrative autonomy.
II - A field
a) Cyan, charged with a yellow sun in the upper part; under the sun, a white cross surrounded by twelve rays, three in each quadrant, representing the religious feeling of Friar Rogério, the municipality's namesake.
b) In the lower part, 12 green branches arranged symmetrically, representing the agricultural potential and the natural environment; in front of the branches, from left to right, a cherry flower, an oxen, a garlic head, a chicken and an apple; these symbols surmounted by two centered bean pods. With the branches, each of these symbols represents a source of income for the municipality: the oxen and the chicken represent animal breeding, the garlic head and the bean pods represent agriculture, the apple represents arboriculture and the cherry flower represents Japanese colonization and tourism potential.
III- A red scroll with pointed ends and two outlines, forming three areas: in the center, with the text "Frei Rogério", in white; on the sides, also in white, the text "20.07" and "1995", representing the date of emancipation.
Leis Municipais database

The municipality's namesake, Friar (Portuguese, "Frei") Rogério Neuhaus (1863-1934), was a German Franciscan father. He settled in the area in 1904, being soon known as the Apostle of Curitibanos, During the Contestado War (1912-1916), he offered mediation between the government and the rebels.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 3 November 2021