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Ponte Alta do Norte, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Ponte Alta do Norte,
SC (Brazil)] image by Dirk Sch÷nberger, 22 July 2012


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Municipality

The municipality of Ponte Alta do Norte (3,303 inhabitants in 2010; 40,098 ha) is located 310 km west of Florianˇpolis.

Ponte Alta do Norte was settled in 1850 by Francisco Pires, a tropeiro from Sorocaba, and his wife Maria Cordeiro; the couple would have seven sons and four daughters. Ponte Alta was named for a slate-roofed bridge ("ponte") used by tropeiros to cross the river.
The district of Ponte Alta do Norte was established in 1958 within the municipality of Curitibanos, to be elevated a municipality on 30 March 1992.

https://www.pmpan.sc.gov.br/
Municipal website

Ponte Alta do Norte gained some national fame during the 2016 municipal elections, being the first municipality in the country with proclaimed results, only 12 minutes after the closure of the poll stations; in 2020, the delay increased to 21 minutes, still the shortest time at the state level.

https://g1.globo.com/sc/santa-catarina/noticia/2020/11/15/ari-baguio-do-pl-e-eleito-prefeito-de-ponte-alta-do-norte.ghtml
G1, 15 November 2020

Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021


Description of the Flag

A horizontal blue stripe across the upper third of the flag, bearing the municipal shield in the centre; the lower two-thirds divided into a yellow field with an inverted green chevron in the centre and the motto UNIAO E TRABALHO written in green above it.

Official website at http://www.pmpan.sc.gov.br
Dirk Sch÷nberger, 22 July 2012

The flag of Ponte Alta do Norte is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 73 promulgated on 17 December 1993.

Article 1.
The official flag of Ponte Alta do Norte has the following characteristics.
A blue stripe representing the sky, charged in the center with the coat of arms of the municipality; then, a yellow stripe symbolizing the municipality's power and autonomy, with the motto "UniŃo e Trabalho" [Union and Work] in green letters; below, a green triangle representing agriculture and municipality's reforestation.

https://leismunicipais.com.br/a/sc/p/ponte-alta-do-norte/lei-ordinaria/1993/8/73/lei-ordinaria-n-73-1993-aprova-a-bandeira-oficial-do-municipio-de-ponte-alta-do-norte
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Ponte Alta do Norte is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 42 promulgated on 29 June 1993.

Article 1.
The official coat of arms of Ponte Alta do Norte has the following characteristics.
Basically composed of a yellow shield surmounted by a wall in medieval style, symbolizing the municipality's power and autonomy, as the support of the potential explained as follows.
The shield divided in two parts of equal width forming an horizon. On top the blue sky, below, the white land.
- In the horizon's direction, a bridge ["ponte"], the municipality's namesake.
- Then, starting from the horizon and so on from top to bottom, three lines: one with six trees, two Brazilian pines - one at each end - and four pines in the center and left of the bridge, planted in a line, representing reforestation and the forest resources. On the second, two [...] representing animal breeding, and, finally, in base a third line with six plants, representing agriculture. All elements in gray.
Superimposed to the median line of the lower plane and external to the shield, a green scroll inscribed with the name of the municipality. Its ends wrap the shield and appears behind it inscribed with the date of emancipation.

Article 2.
The final artwork of the coat of arms is based on initial work by Ant˘nio Zolin, who is named author of the coat of arms by this Law.

https://leismunicipais.com.br/a/sc/p/ponte-alta-do-norte/lei-ordinaria/1993/5/42/lei-ordinaria-n-42-1993-aprova-o-brasao-oficial-do-municipio-de-ponte-alta-do-norte
Leis Municipais database

Photos
https://www.facebook.com/Departamento-de-Esportes-de-Ponte-Alta-do-Norte-379538072150142/photos/3462339130536672
https://www.facebook.com/Departamento-de-Esportes-de-Ponte-Alta-do-Norte-379538072150142/photos/2669440426493217
https://www.facebook.com/Departamento-de-Esportes-de-Ponte-Alta-do-Norte-379538072150142/photos/2442882439149018

Ivan Sache, 5 November 2021