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Goioxim, Paraná (Brazil)

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[Flag of Goioxim, PR (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 2 February 2022
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About the Flag

The municipality of Goioxim (7,504 inhabitants in 2010; 70,247 ha) is located 275 km west of Cutritiba.

The flag and arms of Goioxim are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 24 promulgated on 3 November 1997.

Article 1.
The flag of the municipality of Goioxim was imagined by teachers Terezinha de Oliveira Ravanelo, Paulina Bocalon Mostefal, Claudilaine da Silva Carvalho, Sueli de Andrade Pedroso, Luiza Maria Schadeck Pedroso, Maria Ubelina de Souza and Sirleide Nair Fontana Pereira, in collaboration with students from 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades (1st General) and 1st and 2nd grades (General Education) at Colégio João Ferreira Neves; the drawing was executed by heraldist and vexillologist Reinaldo Valascki, in compliance with the canons of vexillology and the norms of Brazilian municipal heraldry and Federal Law No. 5,700 promulgated on 1 September 1971.
[The design is not given.]

Article 18.
The coat of arms of the municipality was imagined by Loraine Zingler, Irineu Museka and Luiz Ravanelo Netto; the drawing was executed by heraldist and vexillologist Reinaldo Valascki.
a) The style of the coat of arms of Goioxim is of French origin and was selected as the first style of shield adopted in Portugal, referring to the colonizing race and main builder of the Brazilian nation.
b) The yellow mural crown has eight towers, eight of them visible in perspective view, identifying a domains' coat of arms and a 3rd rank town, that is, the seat of a municipality.
c) Red used for the mural crown and the scroll is a symbol of audacity, intrepidity, valor, gallantry, nobleness, command, which are attributes of the immigrants, the first colonists, who settled in spite of harsh climatic conditions and unite to found the basis of the town now the municipality of Goioxim.
d) The coat of arms is divided in four quarters, the central division being a blue sinuous line representing rivers in the municipality, the two quarters in the upper part being divided by a Paraná pine.
e) In the inner part of the shield's upper part are placed two escutcheons, one, left, featuring a statue of St. Sebastian, the municipality's patron saint, and the other, right, featuring a terrestrial globe, a book, an inkpot and a map, representing education of the municipality's main motto.
j) The first quarter, in the upper left part, features beautiful plains, a farmer plowing the soil and a beautiful animal, representing agriculture in the early times.
g) The second quarter in the upper part features a pine representing one of the municipality's great sources of income.
h) The lower left quarter features a farmer driving a tractor, representing the municipality's mechanized crops.
i) The right quarter represents the municipality's rich animal breeding.
j) The three cogwheels placed above the scroll symbolize industry in the municipality.
l) The soybean and wheat plants on the left and the bean and maize plants on the right symbolize the municipality's agricultural resources.
m) The red scroll beneath the shield is inscribed with the toponym "Goioxim".
n) Left the date "31/10/1995", day, month and year of emancipation of the municipality of Goioxim.
o) Right the date "01/01/1997", day, month and year of inauguration of the first Mayor of the municipality of Goioxim.
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The flag is quartered by a yellow cross, the upper quarters blue and the lower ones green, charged in the center with a white lozenge inscribing the municipal coat of arms.


Ivan Sache, 2 February 2022