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Irineópolis, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Irineópolis,
SC (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 3 November 2021 

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The municipality of Irineópolis (11,289 inhabitants in 2019; 58,956 ha) is located on the border with Paraná, 400 km north-west of Florianópolis.

Irineópolis was established in 1885 by the family of Caetano Valões, for which the settlement was originally named. Once part of Paraná, Valões was eventually incorporated to Santa Catarina in 1916, as prescribed by the treaty that fixed the limits between the two states.
The district of Valões was established within the municipality of Porto União in 1921.
The municipality of Irineópolis was established on 22 July 1962. The municipality's new name, a tribute to Irineu Bornhausen (1896-1974), Governor of Santa Catarina from 1951 to 1956 and State Senator from 1959 to 1967, is deemed to difficult to spell by several inhabitants, who still use the old name of Valões.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 3 November 2021

Description of the Flag

A horizontal bicolour, green over white, with the municipal arms centred.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 22 June 2012

The flag of Irineópolis is prescribed by Law No. 159 promulgated on 16 July 1971.

Article 2.
The flag shall be made of the white and green colors, charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms prescribed by Law No. 74 promulgated on 27 January 1967 in full colors.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Irineópolis is prescribed by Law No. 74 promulgated on 27 January 1967.

Article 2.
a) The upper part is horizontal, the sides are vertical, all rectilinear, while the lower part is formed by a curve uniting the two sides, the whole forming a square.
b) The upper part of the left side represents the municipality's sources of income, symbolized by yerba mate, timber wood with a characteristic barrel as a tribute to the economical past of Irineópolis, then known as Valões.
c) The upper right quarter represents a landscape characterized by the means of transport used by the early colonists of old Valões.
d) The full lower part represents modernized and mechanized agriculture, a wheat plant as a tribute to the Irineópolis farmers, and also extraction industry symbolized by a Brazilian pine.
e) The shield's flanks supported by two yerba mate plants, united by a scroll inscribed "Município de Irineópolis".
f) Above the shield a symbol of force meaning force and protection granted by the government.
g) In the center, the green and yellow colors highlighting respect and obedience to the Republic of the United States of Brazil.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 3 November 2021