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Morro Grande, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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

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The municipality of Morro Grande (2,888 inhabitants in 2019; 25,647 ha) is located on the border with Rio Grande do Sul, 250 km south-west of Florianópolis.

Morro Grande was established around 1918 by families of Italian origins coming from the neighboring towns of Morro da Fumaça, Urussanga, Içara and Criciúma.
The district of Morro Grande was established, within the municipality of Meleiro, by State Law No. 777 promulgated on 1 December 1961, to be elevated a municipality by State Law No. 8,559 promulgated on 30 March 1992.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021

Description of the Flag

The flag of Morro Grande is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 78 promulgated on 13 May 1994.

Article 2.
The flag of the municipality is composed of the blue, yellow and red colors, arranged in three stripes, in the upper part a blue right-angled triangle, in the center, a yellow hexagonal polygon charged with the coat of arms of the municipality, and in the lower part, a red right-angled triangle.
§1. The blue color symbolizes the sky and pure freshwater, as an element required for life.
§2. The yellow color symbolizes crops and natural resources.
§3. The red color symbolizes the force and courage of people conquering their ideals.
§4. The flag of the municipality shall be, officially, 1.30 m in length on 0.90 in width.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Morro Grande is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 79 promulgated on 13 May 1994.

Article 2.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Morro Grande is composed of a shield superimposed to a white oval figure.
§1. In the upper part, a sinuous line, symbolizing the hills, the Serra Geral and Morro do Realengo.
§2. Beneath, plants representing the rainforest and reforestation.
§3. In the center, on the left, a man, plants and animals representing labor, agricultural production, and animal breeding.
§4. In the center, on the right, a cross, as the highest symbol of the Christian religion and of people's faith, which is venerated as the municipality's patron.
§5. Beneath, on the left, cogwheels representing industry in the municipality.
§6. On the right, beneath the cross, a cultivated area with machines representing mechanized agriculture.
§7. In the center, a blue stripe representing the springs and rivers in the municipality.
§8. In the lower part, a stripe with fluctuating points, inscribed with "MORRO GRANDE - 30/03/92", the date of political emancipation.
§9. The colors of the arms are green, brown, blue, black, yellow, red and gray.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 4 November 2021