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Anchieta, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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The municipality of Anchieta (5,721 inhabitants in 2018; 23,199 ha) is located 750 km west of Florianópolis.

Anchieta was colonized in the 1940s by Italian immigrants coming from Guaraciaba, São Miguel do Oeste and Joaçaba, and, mostly, from Rio Grande do Sul.
The name of the municipality was coined by Fathers Pedro Rubin and Afonso Correia, as a tribute to Father José de Anchieta (1534-1597; canonized in 2014 by Pope Francis), one of the first Jesuit fathers sent to Brazil. Anchieta, known as the Apostle of Brazil, is considered as the founder of the town of São Paulo.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 31 October 2021

Description of the Flag

The flag and arms of Anchieta are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1,332 promulgated on 27 May 2003.

Article 1.
The body of the municipal coat of arms shall be shaped like a shield, divided into six geometric figures described below, as the characteristic symbol of Anchieta's income and origin of the municipality's name, which was separated from Guraciaba by Law No. 876 promulgated on 29 March 1963, as follows.
I - Tower: Represents a brave and strong people.
II - Father Anchieta: Represents the municipality's patron and namesake.
III - Church: Represents the Roman Catholic religion.
IV - Hills and plains: Represent the topography of the municipal territory.
V - Brazilian pine: Represents this araucaria species, part of the regional resources.
VI - Other regional crops: Represent the crops productive for Anchieta farmers, such as maize, tobacco, soybean, beans, pigs and bovines etc..., used as staple food.

Article 3.
§1. The flag shall be rectangular, 1.35 m in length on 0.90 m in width.
§2. The flag's body shall be composed of:
I - The municipality's coat of arms shaped like a shield, with a book representing people's culture and knowledge.
§3. The flag shall have four colors: green, white, blue and yellow, representing:
I - Green: fields and forests
II - White: purity and peace
III - Blue: sky, air and life
IV - Yellow: resources.
Leis Municipais database

The flag is divided blue-green by a white triangle placed along the hoist and reaching the fly, charged in the center with a coat of arms, featuring a book as stated in the Law, completely different of the municipal coat of arms.


Ivan Sache, 31 October 2021