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Piratuba, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Piratuba,
SC (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021  

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The municipality of Piratuba (4,102 inhabitants in 2017; 14,598 ha) is located on the border with Rio Grande do Sul, 430 km west of Florianópolis.

Piratuba emerged in 1910 during the building of the São Paulo - Rio Grande do Sul railways by Brazil Railway, as a camp established for workers on Rio do Peixe (Fish River). Originally known as Vila do Rio de Peixe, the town was renamed to Piratuba when elevated a municipality on 18 February 1949.
In 1964, Petobras performed an oil drilling to 2,271 m in depth; instead of expected oil, sulphur-bearing water gushed forth from a depth of 674 m, at a temperature of 38.6 °C. The Companhia Hidromineral was established in 1975 to exploit the water resource; the Piratuba spa makes of Piratuba one of South Brazil's main tourism spots.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021

Description of the Flag

An upright red cross, fimbriated white, on a blue field, with the municipal arms in a white lozenge in the centre.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 20 July 2012


Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021

[Flag of Piratuba,
SC (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021

The flag is also used with a narrower cross with equal stripes.


Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021