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Doutor Camargo, Paraná (Brazil)

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[Flag of Doutor Camargo, PR (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 1 February 2022 
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The municipality of Doutor Camargo (5,829 inhabitants in 2010; 11,828 ha) is located 360 km north-west of Curitiba.

Doutor Camargo was established in the late 1940s by the Companhia de Melhoramentos Norte do Paraná to develop coffee cultivation.
The municipality of Doutor Camargo was established by State Law No. 4,842 promulgated on 2 March 1964, separating from Ivatuba, and inaugurated on 14 December 1964.

The municipality was named for medical doctor Antônio Cândido Camargo (1864-1947), who studied in Geneva and then settled in Limeira (São Paulo), where he introduced modern surgery in Brazil. In 1883, he was the only doctor staying in the town during the yellow fever epidemic, also replacing the Mayor who had left. In 1907, Camargo moved to São Paulo, where he was among the founders of Instituto Paulista de Medicina, Brazil's first hospital equipped for surgery. He was appointed in 1916 Professor of Clinical Surgery at the São Paulo Faculty of Medicine.
During his idle time, Camargo used to explore North Paraná, mostly for hunting. He used to bring in his luggage all kinds of drugs and remedies, which he distributed for free to the population.
Caracterização do município de Doutor Camargo, Universidad Estadual de Maringa, 2009

The flag of Doutor Camargo is diagonally divided red-white-blue from lower hoist to upper fly, charged in the center with a blue star.
Municipal website


The coat of arms was designed in 1973 by Miguel Requena Filho.
The towers represent the first created municipality in the world.
The key represents the town's patron saint, St. Peter.
Coffee was, at the time, the main source of income for the municipality.
The symbol of medicine recalls the town's namesake, who was a medical doctor.
Caracterização do município de Doutor Camargo, Universidad Estadual de Maringa, 2009

Ivan Sache, 1 February 2022