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Irati, Paraná(Brazil)

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The municipality of Irati (60,727 inhabitants in 2019; 99,952 ha) is located 150 km west of Curitiba.

Irati originates in the Iraty railway station, established in the 1890s in Cavalzinho on the São Paulo-Rio Grande do Sul line. The old town's name was soon obsolete, so that the district established as part of the municipality of Santo Antônio de Imbatuva by Municipal Law promulgated on 25 February 1903 was renamed to Irati. The municipality of Irati was established on 15 July 1907.
Municipal website

The flag and arms of Irati are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 571
promulgated on 5 April 1983.

Article 1.
The flag of Irati, adopted in 1967, has the following characteristics.
I. A white rectangle containing in the center the coat of arms of the municipality.
II. Blue and golden yellow lines, on each edge, extending to the edges.
III. In the vertical dimension, dexter and sinister, from the bottom and from the top, two golden yellow parallel lines reaching the middle of the coat of arms, representing the seat district and the other three districts that compose the municipality [Guamirim, Gonçalves Júnior and Itapará].

Article 2.
The coat of arms of the municipality shall have the following design.
I. A rectangular white shield rounded-off in base, outlined in celestial blue.
II. The shield surmounted by an eight-towered mural crown argent, identifying a town and municipality.
III. In the center, a brown and green Brazilian pine, representing one of Irati's economic cycles.
IV. Dexter, a green branch of yerba mate, representing another economic cycle; sinister, a yellow wheat plant, representing crop production, which is source of wealth and spiritual values.
V. Beneath the shield, a celestial blue scroll uniting the yerba mate and wheat plants, inscribed with the municipality's date of inauguration, "15 de Julho de 1907" [15 July 1907] argent, a color representing mining resources.

Article 4.
The design of the flag of Irati obeys the following rules.
I. The flag's width is 14 units.
II. The flag's length is 20 units.

The flag of Irati was adopted in 1967 during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the inauguration of the municipality.
Leis Municipais database

The flag was designed by José Maria Orreda, while the coat of arms was designed by José Maria Orreda and Doraci Castagnoli.
José Maria Orreda (1936-2014) published between 1968 and 1977 several works on the history of Irati, included "História de Irati" (three volumes: 1972, 1974, 1981).
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 3 February 2022