Last modified: 2021-12-11 by ian macdonald
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image by Dirk Schönberger, 1 July 2012
The municipality of Lajeado Grande (1,490 onhabitants in 2010; 6,593 ha) is
located 550 km west of Florianópolis.
Lajeado Grande, originally known as Pesquero, was renamed to Lajeado Grande for the numerous flagstones ("lajes") found on the banks of the river; the name is said to have been coined by early colonist Luiz Lunardi.
The first settler of the place was Francisco Oliveira da Silva, aka Chiquinho, who acquired a plot from Lunardi and arrive there in 1918 with his wife and two children.
The district of Lajeado Grande was established within Xaxim by Resolution No. 376 issued on 12 December 1958. Antônio Carlos Mattiello initiated on 20 July 1991 the process of municipal emancipation, which was granted by State Law No. 8,478 promulgated on 12 December 1991.
Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021
The flag and arms of Lajeado Grande are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 5
promulgated in 1994.
The flag shall be constituted of a rectangle composed of the following parts.
I - Three diagonal stripes running from the upper left to the lower right part, being two red stripes superimposed in the center with a white stripe, intercepted by a central circle containing the coat of arms of the municipality.
II - An upper part, flag green, including the upper and right parts of the flag, above the red stripe, shaped like a right-angled triangle.
III - A lower part, golden yellow, including the lower left part of the flag of the flag, beneath the diagonal red stripe, shaped like a right-angled triangle.
IV - A central circle, white, charged with the coat of arms of the municipality.
Design and elaboration
The elaboration of the design of the flag of the municipality of Lajeado Grande shall be credited to João Cezar Foppa, Gilson da Silva and Terezinha Chitolina Siviero.
The coat of arms shall contain the following elements.
a) An ornamented stripe [scroll] placed beneath the shield, with parchment points, inscribed with the municipality's date of emancipation "12/12/1991" and, in the center, its toponym, "LAJEADO GRANDE / SC", in black letters and numerals on a red stripe.
b) Two plants, a maize plant with two cobs on the right, a soybean plant with six pods grouped by two, on the left, placed on the external sides of the shield, representing important crops in the municipality.
c) a shield composed of five-sided polygon divided in the center by a horizontal line that forms the main side of the lower polygon, with the following characteristics.
I - an isosceles triangle in the upper part of the polygon, inscribing two poultry birds, representing aviculture in Lajeado Grance.
II - a right-angled triangle in the polygon's right, in the upper part, inscribing two pig's heads, representing pig-breeding in the municipality.
III - a right-angled triangle in the polygon's left, in the upper part, inscribing a bovine's head, representing cattle-breeding in the municipality.
IV - a five-sided lower polygon, featuring in its upper part, on the left a forest, representing the municipality's forests and natural environment, in the center, below, at the polygon's lower point, a river, a waterfall and stones on the right, representing the municipality's water resources, on the right and left sides, in the lower part, a green space, symbolizing the fields and hope.
d) Superimposed to the shield, a crown with four red towers with white gates in the crown's base. The towers symbolize force, greatness and command, resulting from the union and contribution of the citizens to the struggle for emancipation of Lajeado Grande. The three white gates symbolize liberty and equality between people and the government.
e) The coat of arms of Lajeado Grande is composed of the leaf green, dark blue, celestial blue, earth brown, white, golden yellow and red colors, outlined in black.
image by Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021
The Municipal Chamber also uses (indoors) a white flag charged in the center
with the municipal coat of arms.
Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021