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The municipality of Ouro Verde do Oeste (6,036 inhabitants in 2021; 29,304 ha)
is located 560 km west of Curitiba.
Ouro Verde do Oeste was established from 1959 to 1965 by colonists coming from Northern Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina and São Paulo. The place (Western Green Gold) was named as a reference to the coffee (Green Gold) boom of the time.
The district of Ouro Verde was established, as part of the municipality of Toledo, by Municipal Law No. 450 promulgated in 1968, to be elevated a municipality by State Law No. 9,009 promulgated on 12 June 1989.
The yellow triangle (or) conveys the resources and confidence of municipal public officials. The blue (azure) rectangle symbolizes heaven, justice, nobleness, dignity, and perfection. The white (argent) rectangle is the symbol of peace, friendship, purity, innocence, beauty, happiness, integrity, fairness, and truth. The green (vert) rectangle means hope and faith, in addition to representing careful agriculture and beautiful forests.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Ouro Verde do Oeste was designed by heraldist and vexillologist Reynaldo Valascki. The coat of arms conveys the meanings of a land constructed by its people. The shield, in Samnite style, evokes the colonizing race and the main builder of the nation. The yellow (or) crown classifies the territory as a municipality. The escutcheon portraying Our Lady of the Apparition, the town's patron saint, symbolizes people's faith and religious spirit. The first settlers, from the beginning, built a chapel dedicated to Our Lady of the Apparition. Currently, the municipality has a highly rich religious culture and many religions that treat each other with the greatest respect.
The shield's field is divided into four parts. The first one features rainforest, a cultivated area and a fallen log, thus reminding the beginning of the work. The second quarter features a blackboard, a terrestrial globe, a book and an inkwell with a pen, symbolizing education and culture. In the third quarter, blue lines symbolize river São Francisco and other watercourses that bathe and enrich the territory. Oxen symbolize the rich livestock and the tractor, in the fourth quarter, highlights modern and mechanized agriculture. Below, the Mercury helmet symbolizes commerce in the municipality and the green of the countryside, rainforest.
The coffee, cotton, soybean, beans, wheat and maize plants emphasize agriculture as the municipality's main source of income. Agriculture maintains the economy in difficult times and has a strong contribution to municipal income.
The red (gules) scroll bears the toponym “Ouro Verde do Oeste” and, on the left, the date of creation of the municipality, "12 June 1989", and, on the right, its date of political emancipation, "1 January 1990".
Ivan Sache, 6 February 2022