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The municipality of Quatro Pontes (3,803 inhabitants in 2010; 11,439 ha) is
located i500 km west of Curitiba. According to its Human Development Index
(0.851), Quatro Pontes is the third most developed town in Paraná. On 20
September 2010, a grandstand collapsed during a car race organized in Quatro
Pontes, injuring more than 100 spectators.
Quatro Pontes was established in the 1950s by Toledo-based Industrial Madeireira Colonizadora Rio Paraná - S/A Maripá, which promoted colonization to exploit timber resources. In 1945, the company purchased property rights from the English Madera del Alto Paraná company and established colonists from Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, mostly of German (90% of the today's inhabitants are of German origin) and Italian origin.
Quatro Pontes was established by Municipal Law No. 31 promulgated on 31 July 1962 as one of the nine districts of the newly formed municipality of Marechal Cāndido Rondon. In the 1970s, agriculture was mechanized and soybean, associated with maize and wheat, superseded coffee as the local main crop; no longer suitable, the 25-ha plots originally allocated to the first settlers were grouped in bigger estates, causing the exile of smallholders to Paraguay, Mato Grosso and Rondônia.
The municipality of Quatro Pontes was established by State Law No. 9,368 promulgated on 13 September 1990 and inaugurated on 1 January 1993.
The flag of Quatro Pontes is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 36 promulgated on 10 September 1993.
The municipal flag of Quatro Pontes was designed by Ms. Clarice Anna de Souza, member of the local community, through a public contest promoted by the municipal administration.
The adaptation of the municipal flag was carried out, in accordance with heraldry, by heraldist and vexillologist Reynaldo Valascki.
The flag of the municipality of Quatro Pontes shall be rectangular, in proportions 14 units in width on 20 units in length, pursuant to Article 5 of Law No. 5,700 promulgated on 1 January 1971, with the following characteristics.
a) The flag is divided in three parts, in blue, white and red colors.
b) The blue triangle symbolizes the infinite sky that covers the quarters of the municipality and the serenity of people.
c) The white transverse stripe symbolizes work, peace, union and religious spirit.
d) The transverse band is intersected by a circle featuring:
- A tractor representing agriculture.
- Two stars, the largest representing the state of Paraná and the smallest the municipality, which through many struggles conquered its space.
- A chimney, representing the existing industries and those that are about to be installed.
- Plants symbolizing the municipality's main crops.
- A book represents education, culture and religious beliefs.
- Green symbolizes the forests and meadows existing in the municipality.
- Yellow symbolizes resources.
- Red symbolizes the courage, struggle, the pioneers' work and patriotic love.
e) The red triangle symbolizes courage, struggle, and the pioneers' work.
Leis Municipais database
Ivan Sache, 7 February 2022