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Jesuítas, Paraná (Brazil)

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[Flag of Jesuítas, PR (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 3 February 2022
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About the Flag

The flag of Jesuítas has the same proportions as the national flag, 14 units in width on 20 units in length, horizontally divided into three stripes of equal width in which an imaginary circumference of 6.5 units distant of 2 units from from the hoist and 3.75 units from the upper and lower edges.
In the center of this circle is placed the coat of arms.

The upper part is represented azure (blue), the heraldic symbol of justice, truth, charity, nobleness, perseverance, and dignity; azure also represents religious spirit, and the search for God by man in the blue sky.
The lower part is represented vert (green), the symbol of soil fertility and hope of Jesuítas' people for a profuse harvest.
The central part is represented in white, the heraldic symbol of peace, purity, religious spirit and commitment to order and work of Jesuítas' people. The imaginary circle inscribing the coat of arms is the heraldic symbol of eternity, because it is a geometrical figure that has neither beginning nor end. On the flag, it represents the town, as the seat of the municipality.

The coat of arms of Jesuítas is composed of a classical Flemish Iberian or Portuguese shield, of the style was used in Portugal at the time of the discovery of Brazil, inherited by Brazilian heraldry to represent the first settlers and explorers of the homeland.
The shield argent (silver), a color that heraldically symbolizes
peace, work, frankness, integrity and nobleness, features at the top an escutcheon intersected by a horizontal stripe and two oblique stripes starting from the midpoint of the chief azure (blue), a color that symbolizes justice, perseverance, loyalty, serenity, constancy, religious spirit, glory and virtue, charged with a row of trees representing the region's great resource in wood.
The escutcheon's field dexter, gules (red), a color that symbolizes dedication, patriotic love, gallantry, intrepidity, courage and bravery, features an open book that represents education and culture, one of the priorities of the municipal budget.
The escutcheon's field sinister, also gules, features a five-pointed star, which is the symbol of ascent. This is evidenced by the relentless labor of Jesuítas' administrators and citizens, who raised the fame of the municipality.
The escutcheon's central field, azure (blue), portrays a Jesuit, representing St. Ignatius of Loyola, the town's patron saint and founder of the Society of Jesus, the town's namesake.
The escutcheon is supported by two cotton plants, representing one of the region's most important crop.
The shield's lower field, vert (green), is intercepted by
three rivers that are the main ones in the region: Rio Verde, Rio Piquiri and Rio dos Padres. Below the rivers there is a hunting horn in cowboy's style, representing the region's livestock.

The shield is surmounted by a mural crown argent (silver) with eight crenellated towers, only five of them visible, with open gates sable, highlighting the hospitable character of the people of the municipality.
The shield is supported dexter by a coffee branch and sinister by a soybean plant, the two fructed proper, representing the region's main crops, which are main sources of income for the municipality.
The scroll azure (blue) is charged in the center with the toponym, surrounded dexter by the date of elevation to a district and sinister by the date of elevation to a municipality.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 3 February 2022