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The municipality of Corbélia (17,117 inhabitants in 2020 ; 52,914 ha) is
located 500 km west of Curitiba.
Corbélia was named for the French word "corbeille", "a small flower basket". The tradition reports that the name was coined by florist Iracema Zanato, the wife of Armando Zanatoi, one of the founders of the town in the 1940s. To recall this, the town's streets are named either for flowers or the early colonists, while squares are named for their countries of origin.
The municipality of Corbélia was established by State Law No. 4,382 promulgated on 10 June 1961, separating from Cascavel, and inaugurated on 8 December 1961. Corbélia then experienced a demographic boom, population increasing from 2,252 in the early 1960s to 39,834 in the early 1970s. Due to the increase in arable land area, rural population increased from 1,852 to 36,799 during the same period.
The flag of Corbélia is white with the municipal coat of arms in the center.
A supporter of the shield was altered by Municipal Law No. 411 promulgated on 4 June 1997.
The supporter representing a coffee branch on the coat of arms shall be substituted by a soybean plant.
The copies of the flag of the municipality in current use shall be definitively substituted starting on 1 August 1997 [...].
Leis Municipais database
Ivan Sache, 1 February 2022