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Lebon Régis, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Lebon Régis image by Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

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The municipality of Lebon Régis (12,133 inhabitants in 2018; 94,057 ha) is located 360 km west of Florianópolis.

Lebon Régis was established in the 1950s as Santo Antônio do Trombudo. Located on the route used by tropeiros to convey cattle between Curitibanos and Caçador, the settlement swiftly increased.
The district of Lebon Régis was established in 1938, to be elevated a municipality by State Law No. 387 promulgated on 21 June 1950, merging with the district of São Sebastião do Sul.
The municipality is named for General Gustavo Lebon Régis, who was Secretary General of Santa Catarina State during the Contestado War (1912-1916) and commanded the first attack against Taquaruçu, one of the rebels' biggest stronghold.

Lebon Régis was proclaimed "Heart of the Contestado" by State Law No. 1,766 promulgated on 10 January 2018. The most significant battles of the conflict took place on the present-day's municipal territory of Lebon Régis.
An airfield was built on Tapera do Claudiano, part of the municipality, to attack the rebels in Santa Maria. Aircrafts never landed there but were actually used from other airfields. The Contestado War was therefore the first conflict in America where aviation was uaed. Lieutenant Ricardo João Kirk was the first airman killed in action in America.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

Description of the Flag

The flag of Lebon Régis is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 245 promulgated on 5 November 1980.

Article 1.
The municipal flag shall have the following heraldic description. Composed of a cream field, charged in the center with the municipal arms.

Article 2.
The design of the municipal flag shall obey the following rules.
a) The length shall be 1.30 m and the width 90 cm.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Lebon Régis is composed of an Iberian shield, with the point formed by a semi-circle, in use in Portugal at the time of the discovery and colonization of Brazil. According to Brazilian heraldists, this is the most appropriate shape for Brazilian towns. In Brazilian heraldry, it evokes the origin of the race, whose formation was based on Portuguese as its primary ethnical element.
The four-towered mural crown is the proper and consecrated emblem of municipalities and their administrative autonomy.
The Brazilian pine and the butia palm represent main sources of income for the municipality in the past, timber extraction and butia industrial cropping.
The stylized profiles of a pig's head and a bovine's head, representing the base of local, in development, cattle-breeding.
The stylized maize and soybean plants represent the new crops in Lebon Régis and their significance for agricultural, as well as a promising future for farmers' families development.
The stylized bunch of grape and apple represent fruit cultivation, which is a source of income for the municipality.
Date "19 December 1958" represents the date of political and administrative emancipation of Lebon Régis.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021