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São Bonifácio, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of São Bonifácio, Santa Catarina image by Dirk Schönberger, 6 August 2012

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The municipality of São Bonifácio (3,008 inhabitants in 2010; 46,130 ha) is located 70 km south-west of Florianópolis.

Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021

Description of the Flag

Divided per bend, blue over green, with the municipal shield in the centre on a white lozenge.

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Dirk Schönberger, 6 August 2012

The flag and arms of São Bonifácio are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 983 promulgated on 5 April 1999.

Article 1.
The flag and coat of arms of the municipality of São Bonifácio have the following characteristics.
The flag shall be of 1.25 m in length on 0.88 m in width, diagonally divided, the upper part blue, symbolizing the sky, and the lower part green, symbolizing forests. In the center, a white lozenge, of 0.62 m on 0.62 m, charged with the municipal coat of arms, mountains representing the mountainous region, trees representing the region's resources in timber, a river representing the waterways and sources abundant in the municipality among green fields; a hoe symbolizing the man's force in rural zones; the animals bred in the region. Surrounding the landscape, right a tobacco plant and left a mize plant, the main crops. Below, a scroll inscribed "São Bonifácio", surrounded by the dates of colonization and establishment, "1864" and "1962", respectively.
Colors: Blue (in two shades), brown, pink, white and green.
Leis Municipais database

The flag was originally prescribed by Municipal Law No. 192 promulgated on 8 September 1977.

The wording of Article 1 is strictly identical to above, except that:
- the dimensions of the flag are given as 1.20 m on 0.90 m
- the figure in the center is prescribed as a square of 0.32 m on 0.32 m.
- the description of the arms includes "a cross representing people's Christian faith".
Leis Municipais database

Municipal Law No. 233 promulgated on 31 March 1979 suppressed "a cross representing people's Christian faith" from the description of the arms.
Leis Municipais database

Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021