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The municipality of Porto Barreiro (3,659 inhabitants in 2010; 36,189 ha) is
located 400 km west of Curitiba.
The flag and arms of Porto Barreiro are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 4 promulgated on 6 February 1997.
The flag of the municipality of Porto Barreiro was imagined by José Luzo da Luz Fernandes, Claudir José Crotti and José Crotti and designed by heraldist Reynaldo Valascki according to the models and norms of Brazilian municipal heraldry, pursuant to Federal Law No. 5,700 promulgated on 1 August 1942, with the following characteristics.
The rectangle forming the flag is divided in three vertical stripes.
I - The first vertical stripe, at the rectangle's left, celestial blue, is charged in the upper left canton with a yellow (or) irregular triangle that symbolizes the material and spiritual resources of the people of the municipality of Porto Barreiro. The celestial blue color is the symbol of the firmament and sky that cover the whole municipal territory, and of areas covered by water in the municipality.
II - The central stripe of the rectangle, white, symbolizing peace, love, sheerness and religious spirit of the residents of Porto Barreiro, features in its geometric center the municipal coat of arms, which symbolizes the seat of the municipality.
III - The third stripe, at the rectangle's right, celestial blue with the same meaning as described in item I of this Article, is charged in the lower right canton with a green irregular triangle, which symbolizes hope, forests and plains, as well as agriculture existent on the territory of the municipality.
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.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Porto Barreiro, designed according to the models and norms of Brazilian municipal heraldry, is described in proper terms as follows.
I - The coat of arms of the municipality of Porto Barreiro is designed in French modern style, the first style adopted in Portugal and used as a reference to the main colonizing race and builder of the Brazilian nation.
II - The mural crown that surmounts it, golden yellow with five towers visible in perspective view, identifies a domain's coat of arms and the town as the seat of a municipality.
III - The shield is divided in four quarters, an escutcheon centered on the upper part, and two irregular triangles.
IV - The escutcheon features a big book symbolizing the Holy Bible, representing the religious spirit of Porto Barreiro's people.
V - The first, upper left quarter features forests and pastures representing sources of income for the municipality.
VI - The second, upper right quarter, features a book, a pen and a terrestrial globe, symbolizing education and culture in Porto Barreiro.
VII - Beneath the escutcheon, in the shield's center, an irregular triangle features branches of yerba mate surrounding a mate calabash, representing one of the most salient customs of Porto Barreiro's people.
VIII - The wavy stripe that divides the shield represents the municipality's water resources, composed of rivers Novo, Erva, Guarani, Almoço, Crim, Tapera, Cavernoso and Iguaçu (Salto Santiago dam).
IX - The third, lower left quarter features a field prepared to plant diverse crops, representing a main source of income for the municipality.
X - The fourth, lower right quarter features a bovine, a sheep and a pig, symbolizing animal breeding in the municipality.
XI - The irregular triangle placed in the shield's central lower part features a handshake, symbolizing force and union of the constitutive powers of Porto Barreiro.
XII - Beneath the shield is represented a part of the man-made lake of the Salta Santiago power plant, which bathes the municipality's extreme south.
XIII - The shield is supported left by soybean and wheat plants.
XIV - The shield is supported right by maize and bean plants.
XV - The scroll is surmounted by three gear wheels representing industry.
XVI - Beneath the shield a green scroll with the following characteristics.
a) Left, date "13-12 1995", meaning the day, month and year of promulgation of Law No. 11,248 creating the municipality of Porto Barreiro.
b) In the center, the toponym "PORTO BARREIRO".
c) Right, date "01-01 1997", meaning the day, month and year of inauguration of the first Mayor of the municipality of Porto Barreiro.
Website of the Municipal Chamber
Ivan Sache, 7 February 2022