Last modified: 2003-02-22 by joe mcmillan
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by Joseph McMillan
The flag is a horizontal tricolor, green, white, and golden yellow, with the
municipal coat of arms on the center. The tricolor is the flag of the
Catarinense or Juliana Republic, a separatist state proclaimed as part of
the Farroupilha rebellion against the Brazilian Empire in the 1830s-40s.
Laguna was its capital. The coat of arms is
tierced in fess. The chief is blue with a roundel bearing the portrait of a
Franciscan friar supported by two angels. The center, red fimbriated white,
the upper fimbriation wavy, shows a white tower, a yellow cross flory, and a
banner "or a lion rampant azure." The base is blue with the shield of the
Catarinense Republic in silver.
Joseph McMillan, 17 August 2002