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Luiz Alves, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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SC (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

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The municipality of Luiz Alves (12,162 inhabitants in 2014; 26,008 ha) is located 130 km north-west of Florianópolis.

Luiz Alves was founded in August 1877 by 79 Italian immigrants, members of a group of 311 who had landed in Itajaí on 10 November 1877. On 29 November 1877, they reached the site of the new colony, at the confluence of rivers Luís Alves and Serafim. They were joined on 10 December by another 100 Italians.
The colony was named for river Luiz Alves. In his report on Belgian colonization in Santa Catarina, engineer Charles Van Lede, director of the Belgian colony of Ilhota, recalls that his expedition met in 1842 Dr. Luiz Alves, the river's namesake.
The municipality of Luiz Alves was established by State Law No. 348 promulgated on 21 June 1958, separating from Itajaí. For whatever reason, the name of the municipality was altered to Luís Alves in the record of the first Municipal Law promulgated on 9 February 1959. The municipality's genuine name was officially re-established by Municipal Decree No. 49 issued on 3 September 2015. The Decree states that the municipality's name was never altered by the Legislative Assembly of Santa Catarina, the sole body that cold have done it.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

Description of the Flag

A horizontal bicolor, green over yellow, with in the centre a white lozenge with the municipal arms.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 2 July 2012

The flag of Luiz Alves is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 303 promulgated on 30 May 1978.

Article 1. The municipal flag shall have the following heraldic description: Horizontally divided into two fields, the upper, green, and the lower, dark yellow. Charged in the center with the coat of arms of the municipality inscribed in a white lozenge.

Article 2.
The coat of arms of the municipality, prescribed by Law No. 291 promulgated on 22 August 1977, shall be placed in the center of a white lozenge.

Article 3.
The features of the municipal flag shall obey the following rules.
I - The flag's width shall be 20 units.
II - The flag's length shall be 29 units.
III - It shall be divided into two equal parts in the horizontal dimension.
Leis Municipais database

The flag was previously made official by Municipal Law No. 279 promulgated on 28 January 1977.

Article 1.
The flag of the municipality of Luiz Alves, designed and produced by Heriberto Schmitt, is made official.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Luiz Alves is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 291 promulgated on 22 August 1977.

Article 1.
The arms of the municipality shall have the following blazon and appended description: A Portuguese shield, in the upper right canton a stylized cross argent on a white field, in the upper left quarter, the stylized profile of two cogwheels on a white field. In the lower quarter, a stylized plow on a white field, the field also checkered white and green. A mural crown argent filled in red with four towers ports red. The motto "LUIZ ALVEZ" argent on a red scroll inscribed with dates "1877" and "1958".
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021