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The municipality of Laranjal (6,205 inhabitants in 2017; 55,944 ha) is
located 425 km west of Curitiba.
The flag and arms of Laranjal are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 29 promulgated on 5 October 1993.
The municipal flag of Laranjal was designed by municipal public servant João Eugenio de Souza, winner of a contest organized by the municipal executive and legislative powers, in compliance with the norms of Brazilian municipal heraldry, as follows.
The municipal flag of Laranjal, in official dimensions, is rectangular, using four colors: green (vert), blue (azure), orange, and white (silver), arranged in geometric figures. In the center of the flag, a rectilinear hexagon [indeed, a lozenge] charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms applied on a white (argent) circular panel, for a better visibility.
In the flag's upper and lower parts, on the left and right side, is placed a green (vert) triangle. In the flag's central part is placed a diagonal rectangle [indeed, a lozenge]; in the rectangle's center is applied an orange hexagon. In the upper part of the hexagon is a triangle, as well as in the lower part, the two blue (azure).
In the center of the hexagon is applied a circle inscribing the municipal coat of arms.
In compliance with the tradition of Portuguese heraldry, whose canons and rules were inherited, municipal flags shall be divided into eight, six, four or three parts, using the colors of the field of the coat of arms, and displaying in the center the coat of arms.
The municipal flag of Laranjal obeys this general rule. The coat of arms of the municipality applied in the center of the flag represents the municipal government and its spread to all the parts of the municipal territory.
In compliance with heraldic rules, the municipal flag shall have the official dimensions prescribed for the national flag, 14 units in width on 20 units in length.
Meaning of the colors.
a) Green (vert) represents hope and the beautiful natural resources represented by mountains, plains and crops that covers the whole municipality.
b) Blue (azure) represents the infinite firmament and the greatness of rural areas on Laranjal's whole territory.
c) Orange represents the resources of Laranjal's whole territory.
d) White (argent) represents peace, progress, and religious spirit of all people of Laranjal.
e) The center where the municipal coat of arms is applied represents the seat of the municipality of Laranjal.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Laranjal was designed in compliance with the norms of Brazilian municipal heraldry, as follows.
The shield is of a style evocative of the colonizing race and main builder of the nation.
a) The coat of arms of the municipality of Laranjal features in the upper part a half sun with yellow and black rays.
b) Inside the shield, in the center, is featured a cotton plant, a crop developed in the municipality of Laranjal.
c) The first, upper left quarter represents the municipality's beautiful land, under a blue sky, clouds and the sun that covers the territory.
d) The second, upper right quarter features an oxen on an orange background, symbolizing the municipality's livestock.
e) The third, lower left quarter, features a terrestrial globe, a book, a quill and a pencil, on a green background, symbolizing education and culture of Laranjal's people.
f) The fourth, lower right quarter features industries, symbolizing industry in the municipality of Laranjal.
g) The shield's lower part is inscribed with "LARANJAL" in black on a blue background; on the shield's right and left flanks, two wheat plants symbolize one of the national crops.
Ivan Sache, 5 February 2022