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The municipality of Braganey (5,382 inhabitants in 2020; 34,332 ha) is
located 500 km west of Curitiba.
Braganey emerged as the settlement of Rio Tigre, located close to the river of the same name in the municipality of Corbélia. The district of Braganey was established in 1977, to be elevated a municipality in 1982.
Braganey was named for Ney Aminthas de Barro Braga (1917-2000), a former Governor of Paraná (1961-1965 and 1979-1982; also Federal Minister of Agriculture (1965-1966) and of Education, 1974-1978)). The odd juxtaposition of the governor's name and surname was a convenient way to bypass legislation that recommended not to name places for people still alive.
TribunaSC, 22 April 2019
The flag of Braganey is green with a yellow star in upper fly and a white diagonal stripe running from upper hoist to lower fly and inscribed in green letters "BRAGANEY A ESTRELA DO OESTE" (Braganey Star of the West"].
Ivan Sache, 31 January 2022