This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

São Carlos, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

Last modified: 2021-12-11 by ian macdonald
Keywords: santa catarina | são carlos |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

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

See also:


The municipality of São Carlos (11,369 inhabitants in 2020; 15,899 ha) is located 600 km north-west of Florianópolis.

São Carlos was settled in 1927 by colonists of German origin coming from Rio Grande do Sul; the colonization was organized by Companhia Territorial Sul Brasil led by Carlos Culmey. Established as a district within the municipality of Chapecó on 1 December 1938, São Carlos was elevated a municipality by State Law No. 133 promulgated on 30 December 1953, which was inaugurated on 21 February 1954.
The first colonists, Gustavo Johann, João Sehnem, Arthur Heydt and Willibaldo Sehnem, sailed via rivers Uruguai and Chapecó to a place they called Porto dos Cantadores (The Singers' Port) because they spent all their idle time singing old songs.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021

Description of the Flag

Horizontal triband, red-black-yellow, with a lyre in the centre.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 6 August 2012

The flag of São Carlos is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 470 promulgated on 3 October 1972.

Article 1.
The flag of São Carlos shall obey the following rules.
I - Its dimensions are 1.30 m x 0.64 m, composed of a panel divided into three horizontal stripes, the upper red, the central black, and the lower golden yellow.
II - In the center of the black stripe is featured a lyre; of classical model, with [...]

Article 2.
The flag shall be made with proportions of 20 units in length on 14 units in width.
I - Each stripe shall be 4.66 m in width/
II - The lyre shall be 4.3 units in width on 3 units in length.

Article 3.
The red stripe represents the color of Santa Catarina state. Black, in heraldry, represents prudence and soberness, while yellow represents prosperity and wealth. The lyre symbolizes the origin of the municipality, which was first named Porto dos Cantadores (Singers' Port).
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021