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Praia Grande, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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The municipality of Praia Grande (7,270 inhabitants in 2020; 27,858 ha), located on the border with Rio Grande do Sul, 300 km of Florianˇpolis, is Santa Catarina's southernmost municipality.

Praia Grande (Long Beach), not located on the seashore, is named for a huge sprawl of pebbles. The district of Praia Grande was established in 31 December 1943, to be elevated a municipality by State Law No. 348 promulgated on 21 June 1958.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021

Description of the Flag

Horizontally divided blue-yellow, with a green lozenge extending to the hoist and fly in the center and with the municipal arms in the centre on a red-edged white disk.

Official website at
Dirk Sch÷nberger, 24 July 2012

Blue represents abundance of water in the municipality.
Green represents the forests, the canyons, and all the forests' beauties.
Yellow represents the municipality's resources.
Red represents fraternity, energy, and the Italian and Azorean colonization.
Municipal website


The coat of arms of Praia Grande is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 164 promulgated on 23 August 1971.

Article 1.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Praia Grande shall be composed of a shield surmounted by a mural crown and divided into four quarters, as follows.
a) The first quarter, covering the shield's upper part, shall feature a blue sky with golden yellow sun rays, a schematic representation of the municipality's power.
b) The second quarter, at the shield's right, with a bunch of bananas, representing one of the municipality's sources of income.
c) The third quarter, at the shield's left, with tobacco, another source of income for the municipality.
d) The fourth quarter, with the municipality's landscape, composed of trees, pastures, hills, sky, clouds and river Mampituba that fertilizes the municipality.

Article 2.
In the shield's lower part, a red and yellow scroll with the municipality's name and date of emancipation - 19 July 1958.

Article 3.
On the shield's left side, a sugar cane; on the right side, maize, representing other crops produced in the municipality.

Article 4.
In the shield's center, a cross representing faith and commitment to work.

Article 5.
The chief of the Executive is authorized to have the municipal flag produced, in yellow, red, blue and green colors.
Leis Municipais database

Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021