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Petrolândia, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Petrolândia,
SC (Brazil)] image by Dirk Schönberger, 19 July 2012

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The municipality of Petrolândia (6,406 inhabitants in 2000; 30,503 ha) is located 180 km west of Florianópolis and 40 km south of Rio do Sul.

Petrolândia was settled in 1915 by families of German origin coming from the south of the state. The district of Alto Perimbó, named for river Perimbó (in Tupi-Guarani, "hollow"), was established in 1934 within the municipality of Bom Retiro. In 1948, it was renamed to Perimbó and incorporated into the new municipality of Ituporanga.
The municipality of Petrolândia was established by State Law No. 837 promulgated on 26 July 1962.

Petrolândia is named for three oil drillings performed at the time of municipal emancipation. Drilling No. 1, performed until a depth of 1,820 m in Alto Barra Nova, 8 km from the downtown, was successful. The second drilling, performed in Rio Galego, and the third, performed in Serra Grande, were unsuccessful.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021

Description of the Flag

Horizontally striped green-yellow-black-yellow, with the municipal arms in a white triangle extending from the hoist.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 19 July 2012

The flag and arms of Petrolândia are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 335 promulgated on 4 October 1977.
The symbols were designed by Frederico de Sousa.

The coat of arms of the municipality, of rounded-off style, aka Portuguese, has the following composition.
A five-tower crown representing the imperial period, when Brazilian municipalities were established.
A star meaning hope. Its green color represents plants and agriculture.
The mountains recall the municipality's first name.
The underground, represented by the black color, symbolizes oil found in the deepest layers.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021