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image by Joseph McMillan
The flag is red with a white shield bearing the arms of the municipality.
The red and white are the colors of the Austrian flag as well as the flag of
Santa Catarina. The coat of arms is yellow with
a black displayed eagle, the eagle being the motif on the arms of Tyrol
(Treze Tílias being nicknamed the "Brazilian Tyrol" and having been settled
in large part by Tyroleans). In addition to the difference in color (the Tyrolean eagle being
red on white), the arms of Treze Tílias are differenced by inclusion of a
blue escutcheon on the eagle's breast bearing the five stars of the Southern
Cross (Cruzeiro do Sul). The shield is flanked by a stalk of maize and a
grape vine. The scroll has the name of the municipality and the date of its
founding, 13 October 1933. The yellow field of the coat of arms is said to
stand for prosperity.
Joseph McMillan, 17 August 2002
Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 19 August 2012
image by Dirk Schönberger,
18 August 2012
The variant shows the arms on a white round-bottomed shield.