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Farol, Paraná (Brazil)

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[Flag of Farol, PR (Brazil)] image by Dirk Schönberger, 20 July 2011
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Four yellow radiating diagonal rays on a white field, with the municipal arms centred.

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Dirk Schönberger, 20 July 2011

The municipality of Farol (3,472 inhabitants in 2010; 289 sq. km) is located in central western Paraná, 490 km of Curitiba. Farol was established in 1942 by colonists coming from southern Paraná; the settlement was named Pinhalão D'Oeste in 1948. The district of Farol, established by State Law No. 17 of 30 November 1955 as a part of the municipality of Campo Mourão, was made an independent municipality by State Law No. 9,785 of 25 October 1991. Farol (lit., "a beacon") is named for a road shield located on the bank of the river, also named Farol, at the crossing of the two main roads of the region, used by the pioneers as sailors use a beacon to find their way.

The symbols of Farol are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 30, adopted in 1993. (new URL)

Ivan Sache, 17 February 2012