Last modified: 2003-04-12 by joe mcmillan
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by Joseph McMillan
Municipal law No. 137/70 describes the coat of arms as a Portuguese shield, azure [blau], five bars wavy argent, overall a sun or. The annex to the law says the Portuguese (or Iberian) shield, typical of medieval Portugal, symboizes the epoch of the discovery and colonization of Brazil. In Brazilian heraldry, it evokes the origin of origin of "our race," to the formation of which the Portuguese provide the primordial ethnic element. Blue represents the sky, because this color, being that of heaven, symbolizes all the ideas that are considered elevated: constancy, love of country, devotion to nobility, fidelity, and sublime and high ideals. The silver of the five wavy bars symbolizes amity, equity, and purity of feeling, attributes consistent with the spirit of the people of the Municipality of Balneário Camboriú. The gold of the sun symbolizes wealth, generosity, happiness, and prosperity. The arms of the municipality, including the description and interpretation, are by the Santa Catarina heraldist Edison Mueller.
Municipal law No. 140/70 of 25 August 1970 created the flag of the Municipality of Balneário Camboriú, with
"the following heraldic description: gyronny blue and white, with the coat of arms of the
municipality, edged in yellow, on the point of honor [center]."
Source: Municipal website
Summarized and translated by Joseph McMillan, 10 February 2002