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Otacílio Costa, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Otacílio Costa,
SC (Brazil)] image by Dirk Schönberger, 13 July 2012

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The municipality of Otacílio Costa (16,348 inhabitants in 2010; 84,658 ha) is located 320 km west of Florianópolis.

Otacílio Costa originates in a general store named Casa Branca (White House), established by Lauro Araújo in a wooden house painted in white, located on a plot owned by Luiz Daboite. The place was subsequently known as Encruzilhada; located on the road to Curitibanos, the place became a popular place of rest for tropeiros.
Most of the area was then acquired by the writer, journalist and politician Otacílio Costa.
The district of Otacílio Costa was established by State Law No. 419 promulgated on 28 July 1959, to be elevated a municipality, separating from Lages, by State Law No. 6,069 promulgated on 10 May 1982.

Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

Description of the Flag

A horizontal triband, blue-white-blue, 1-2-1, with the municipal arms in the centre and extending into the blue fields.

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Dirk Schönberger, 13 July 2012

The flag and arms of Otacilio Costa are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 39 promulgated on 20 October 1983.

Article 3.
The flag of the municipality shall have the following dimensions: two light blue stripes of 29 cm in width each and a white stripe of 29 cm, arranged as follows: a blue stripe, a white stripe, and a blue stripe, charged in the center with the coat of arms. The meaning of the colors shall be as follows: blue represents the sky, calm and progress, while white represents liberty and peace.

Article 4.
The flag shall me in dimensions 28 cm x 25 cm. Its meaning, in compliance with the approved proposal, shall be the following. The cogwheel represents industry. The wood and the Brazilian pine represent the forests, reforestation and paper and cellulose industry. The apple represents fruit growing. The plantation represents agriculture. The cattle represents cattle-breeding. The ore represents bauxite and the soil's mineral resources.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021