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Botuverá, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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Botuverá, SC (Brazil)] image by Dirk Schönberger, 24 May 2012

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The municipality of Botuverá (4,032 inhabitants; 30,302 ha) is located 150 km of Florianópolis.

Botuverá was established in May 1876, as Porto Franco, by 33 Italian families, who sailed on river Itajaí-Mirim from Águas Claras, using canoes and rafts.
The municipality of Botuverá was established by State Law No. 821 promulgated on 7 May 1962, separating from Brusque.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021

Description of the Flag

Horizontally divided green-grey-yellow, with the municipal arms in the centre in a white lozenge.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 24 May 2012

The flag of Botuverá is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 20 promulgated on 12 August 1972.

Article 2.
The flag of the municipality shall have colors representative of the mining, agricultural and [...] resources existing in the municipality. Yellow represents gold; green represents the forest reserves; gray represents limestone; and white represents peace.

On the coat of arms, the hand represents God's blessing, while the cross represents people's religious feeling. The mountains crossed by the river represent a valley rich in natural resources. The trees represent forest and timber used by the population as a source of income. The shining hearts represent people's unity. The tobacco branch represents agriculture.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021