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Mondaí, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Mondaí,
SC (Brazil)] image by Dirk Schönberger, 8 July 2012 

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The municipality of Mondaí (11,889 inhabitants in 2020; 20,215 ha) is located on the border with Rio Grande do Sul, 700 km west of Florianópolis.

Mondaí was established on 20 May 1922, as Porto Feliz, during the early stage of the colonization of Santa Catarina Far West. Hermann Faulhaber, director of Empresa Chapecó-Peperi Ltda, navigated on river Uruguai, at the time the only way of communication, on a small boat owned by Camillo Picoli. The other members of the expedition were Jacob Schüler and Friedrich Forbrig, from New-Württemberg (now, Pananbi), land surveyor Victor Alberto Webering, and merchant Francisco Martins, from Palmeira das Missões. Advized by Ernesto Scherer, a hunter who lived alone in a deserted ranch at the confluence of Tapirs River and Uruguai, Faulhaber's team took another two days to delimitate the future colony.
Faulhaber obtained the support of the powerful Zeca Vacariano by asking him to build roads within the colony, in exchange of two plots of land located close to his house. Zeca subsequently controlled timber trade in the area and was thought to have planned the attack of the São Paulo - Rio Grande railway.
Faulhaber hired experienced engineer Webering, from Palmeira das Missões, who had worked with successful colonizer Frederico Westphelen, to design 200 to 300 plots around the colony's seat.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

Description of the Flag

A horizontal tricolour, green-blue-red, with the municipal arms in the centre on a white lozenge.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 8 July 2012

The flag and arms of Mondaí are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 682 promulgated on 5 August 1970.
The arms were designed by Frederico Carlos Kreiser, winner of a public contest.
The key is a symbol of the colonization of Santa Catarina Far West from Rio Grande do Sul, recalling that Mondaí was the gate to Santa Catarina Far West.
The lime and the lime tree recall the potential for citrus cultivation in the municipality.
The man holding an axe is a symbol of labor, while the woman is a symbol of culture, represented in a religious and dedicated posture.
River Uruguai represents the border between Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

Associação Atlética Mondaiense de Futsal

[Flag of Mondaí,
SC (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

The flag of the AAMF is red with an off-centered white-blue-white cross superimposed in the center with the club's emblem placed on a white disc.


Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021