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Francisco Beltrão, Paraná (Brazil)

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[Francisco Beltrão, 
PR (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 2 February 2022


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About the Flag of Francisco Beltrão

The municipality of Francisco Beltrão (91,093 inhabitants in 2019; 73,526 ha) is located 500 km south-west of Curitiba.

The flag of Francisco Beltrão is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 226 promulgated on 16 December 1966.

Article 1.
Description - Divided in eight yellow trapezoidal geometric figures by eight white stripes superimposed with blue stripes, placed two by two in horizontal and vertical dimensions, in bend and in bend sinister, starting from a central white rectangle charged with the coat of arms.

Rationale and symbolism - In compliance with the Portuguese heraldic tradition, of which we inherited canons and rules, municipal flags shall be divided in eight parts, charged in the center with the town's coat of arms in heraldic colors, the colors being the same as those of the shield's field.
The coat of arms in the flag's center symbolizes the municipal government while the rectangle that inscribes it represents the town proper as the seat of the municipality. The stripes symbolize municipal power (municipality's government) spreading to all the parts of the territory, while the eight trapezoidal geometric figures represent the rural properties existing on the municipal territory.

https://leismunicipais.com.br/a/pr/f/francisco-beltrao/lei-ordinaria/1966/23/226/lei-ordinaria-n-226-1966-institui-a-bandeira-municipal-de-francisco-beltrao-estado-do-parana-de-conformidade-como-disposto-no-artigo-n-195-paragrafo-unico-da-constituicao-federal
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Francisco Beltrão is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 224 promulgated on 16 December 1966.

Article 1.
Description - A Samnite shield, surmounted by an eight-towered mural crown argent. On a field azure in chief a five-pointed star or in base wavy argent and azure a mallard argent. The shield supported dexter by a maize plant and sinister by a bean plant all proper tied in base superimposed by a scroll azure inscribed in letters argent with the toponym "FRANCISCO BELTR¬O".

Article 2.
Symbolic - The Samnite shield used to represent the arms of Francisco Beltrão was the first style of shield introduced to Portugal by French influence, evoking the Latin race, colonist and main builder of the nation. The mural crown that surmounts it, argent with eight towers, only five of them visible in perspective view, identifies a domains' coat of arms and classifies a 2nd rank town, that is the seat of a county.
Azure (blue) is a symbol of justice, perseverance, zeal and loyalty, which are attributes of people struggling for the increase of the town. The star or symbolizes CANGO (Colônia Agrícola General Osório), the settlement in the municipality of Francisco Beltrão where Engineer Dr. Francisco Gutierrez Beltrão, Director of the West Department, initiated the establishment of the town that would be named for him. Or is the heraldic symbol of force, faith, wealth, nobleness and prosperity, which are attributes of the fearless colonists of the rural hinterland of South-Western Paraná.
The shield's base evokes Mallards' River and the primitive toponym "Marrecas" (Mallards, making the arms canting and recalling the nickname "marrecoanos" given to the town's inhabitants). Argent is the heraldic symbol of friendship, integrity, purity, and hospitality, which are people's attributes.
The maize and bean plants recall the main products of the generous and fertile soil, which are the base of municipal income.
The scroll perennializes the tribute to the town's founder.

https://leismunicipais.com.br/a/pr/f/francisco-beltrao/lei-ordinaria/1966/23/224/lei-ordinaria-n-224-1966-institui-o-brasao-de-armas-do-municipio-de-francisco-beltrao-estado-do-parana-de-conformidade-como-disposto-no-artigo-n-195-paragrafo-unico-da-constituicao-federal
Leis Municipais database

The flag is used with slightly different patterns of the cross:

[Francisco Beltrão, 
PR (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 2 February 2022

[Francisco Beltrão, 
PR (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 2 February 2022

Photos
https://www.jornaldebeltrao.com.br/arquivos/media/noticias/2018/ruimachado.jpg
https://www.jornaldebeltrao.com.br/noticia/289068/semana-da-patria-movimenta-beltrao
https://www.jornaldafronteira.com.br/com-cerimonia-de-hasteamento-das-bandeiras-francisco-beltrao-da-inicio-a-semana-da-patria/
https://www.facebook.com/beltraooficial/photos/4816931898338313
https://www.facebook.com/AnildoKrug45456/photos

Ivan Sache, 2 February 2022