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Sangão, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Sangão, Santa Catarina image by Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021

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The municipality of Sanv„o (10,402 inhabitants in 2010; 8,306 ha) is located 170 km south-west of Florianůpolis.

Sang„o was established as the district of 24 de Outobro by State Decree No. 531 issued on 2 March 1934, separating from the district of Jaguaruna, and inaugurated on 2 April 1934. It was renamed to Sang„o by State Law No. 86 promulgated on 31 March 1938.
The municipality of Sang„o was established by State Law No. 8,552 promulgated on 30 March 1992, separating from Jaguaruna.

Sang„o is still known locally under the name of Rua do Fogo (Fire Road). In the past, tropeiros used to spend the night in a pottery workshop where they lit a fire, so that their meeting point was soon known as Fire Road.

Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021

Description of the Flag

A horizontal triband, red-white-red, 1-2-1, with the municipal shield in the centre.

Official website at
Dirk SchŲnberger, 2 August 2012

The flag is composed of two red stripes and one white.
Red symbolizes fire ["fogo"], which gave its name to the original Rua de Fogo, now Sang„o.
White is a symbol of peace and municipal progress.

The coat of arms features the following elements
- Chimneys, representing industry.
- Stone, source of income for the population.
- A laborer and a plow, representing agriculture, a main part of the municipal income.
- Cassava and tobacco plants, representing the main crops.
- A crown, representing the three powers: Legislative, Executive and Judicial.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021