This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Balneário Piçarras, Santa Catarina(Brazil)

Last modified: 2021-12-04 by ian macdonald
Keywords: santa catarina | piçarras |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

[Flag of Piçarras image by Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021

See also:


The municipality of Balneário Piçarras (23,147 inhabitants in 2019; 9,936 ha) is located 110 km north of Florianópolis.

Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021

Description of the Flag

The flag of Balneário Piçarras is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 73 promulgated on 26 September 1969.

In compliance with the Portuguese heraldry traditions, municipal flags have to be divided in eight, six, four or three parts, featuring the same colors as the field of the coat of arms and in the center or at hoist a geometrical figure inscribing the municipal coat of arms.
The municipal flag of Balneário Piçarras obeys this general rule, being quartered by saltire, with quarters formed by stripes running from the angles of the big rectangle and crossing each other in the center charged with a rectangle featuring the coat of arms of the town.
The coat of arms applied on the flag represents the municipal government while the yellow rectangle inscribing it represents the town as the municipal seat. Yellow is a symbol of glory, greatness, splendor, richness and command.
The white stripes charged with black stripes starting from the rectangle's corner divided the flag in quarters representing the spread of municipal power all over the territory. The quarters are charged in the center with yellow anchors evoking marine life and tourism. Blue is a symbol of justice, nobleness, zeal, loyalty, beauty and recreation.
The municipal flag of Balneário Piçarras shall have the same dimensions as the national flag, 14 units in width on 20 units in length.

Six towers argent.
Of which only four are visible, universal symbol of domain's coats of arms, representing the municipality's seat.

Samnit shield.
Used to represent the arms of Balneário Piçarras, it was the first style of shield introduced to Portugal and evokes the Latin colonizing race and main builder of the Brazilian nation. The blue field represents the firmament.

Shining heraldic sun.
In the (blue) firmament, with 16 rays or, eight rectilinear and another eight curvilinear, it represents the convenient climate of sea resorts, as an heraldic symbol of glory, eternity, fame, unity and truth.
In base sinister, a black rock with a black sprawling gravel making the arms canting, recalling that Piçarras means "stone", "rocky place" ... The rock surmounted by a palm tree characteristic of the region.

Ship over the sea.
Recall the pleasure of fishing, water sports, sea and leisure.

Recall that sugarcane was once a main crop.

Symbolize fish abundance in the ocean and the beach, which has always been the municipality's main source of income.

On a blue scroll, in letters argent.
"Piçarras" surrounded by date "14.12.1963", the day of the town's political and administrative emancipation.
Website of the Municipal Chamber


Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021

[Flag of Piçarras image by Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021

The flag is also used without the anchors in the four quarters.


Ivan Sache, 1 November 2021