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The municipality of São Pedro de Alcântara (5,139 inhabtants in 2010; 14,002
ha) is located 30 km west of Florianópolis. The municipality is named for St.
Peter of Alcántara (1499-1562; canonized in 1669 by Pope Clement IX), Brazil's
São Pedro de Alcântara was the first German colony established in San Catarina, settled on 1 March 1829 by immigrants mostly coming from Hunsrück and Eifel. The colony was established along a tropeiros' road, established in 1787, named by the German Kaiserlicher Weg (Imperial Road).
The municipality of São Pedro de Alcântara was established in 16 April 1994.
Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021
Gyronny of green and white, with the municipal shield in the centre.
Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 12 August 2012
The flag of São Pedro de Alcântara is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 53
promulgated on 27 August 1997.
The flag of the municipality shall have the following heraldic description. Gyronny white and vert, charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms in full colors and outlined black.
§1. The arms of the municipality shall be reproduced in the center of the flag, the outer ornaments (mural crown and scroll) omitted.
The features of the municipal flag shall obey the following rules.
I - The flag's width shall be 20 units.
II - The flag's length shall be 28 units.
III - The flag's gyronny field shall be composed of eight triangles, or gyron. It is obtained by dividing the rectangle by four rectilinear lines crossing each other in the center, one vertical and one horizontal and the two other connecting the quadrilateral's angles.
IV - The first triangle, or gyron, located in the right half of the flag's upper edge, shall be white, followed by a green gyron, and so on.
V - The field of the shield shall be composed of a rectangle of 7 units in length on 5 units in width, in base a semi-circle of 3.5 units in radius.
VI - The shield's vertical axis shall match the flag's vertical axis.
VII - The distance of the shield to the flag's upper border, the outline sable excluded, shall be 6 units.
VIII - The points of the star gules (red) and of the star or (yellow) shall be inscribed in two imaginary concentric circumferences, of 5 units in diameter and 3.5 units in diameter, respectively.
IX - The common center of the two circumferences shall be located on the shield's vertical axis 5 units from its upper edge.
X - The cross crosslet in the shield's center, shall be inscribed in an imaginary square, of 1.6 unit in side, and whose center shall match the center of the two circumferences.
XI - The chief shall be 7 units in length and 2.4 units in width.
XII - The spring shall be inscribed in an imaginary circumference of 1.8 unit in diameter, whose center shall be located on the shield's vertical axis, 0.1 unit from its upper edge.
XIII - Each cinquefoil shall be inscribed in an imaginary circle of 1.9 unit in diameter.
XIV - The center of the circle limiting each cinquefoil shall be located 1.15 unit of the shield's upper edge, on an imaginary line parallel to the vertical axis, one on the right and the other on the left, 2.4 units from the axis.
XV - The shield's outline sable (black) shall be 0.1 unit in width.
XVII- The shield's charges and the flag's field shall have bright colors:
a - vert, matching Veronese green or a similar color.
b - yellow, matching cadmium yellow or a similar color.
c - azure, matching ultramarine blue or a similar color.
XVIII - The small star and the two cinquefoils, normally represented in gold, could be represented in yellow, matching cadmium yellow or a similar color.
XIX - The field of the shield and, on the spring, the three fesses argent could be represented in white.
Leis Municipais database
Ivan Sache, 7 November 2021