Last modified: 2011-07-09 by ian macdonald
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image by Joseph McMillan
The flag is the municipal coat of arms on a white field. The coat of arms
is said to be divided into several distinct fields but in fact is a landscape.
At the base is the Iguaçu River in blue and the native grasslands in green.
Not mentioned in the description on the source page but clearly visible is an
araucária pine trea. In the upper area the rays of the sun spread forth
"in search of new horizons." Overall in chief is the name of the municipality in
red script. The shield is topped by a gold mural crown; on the dexter side is a stalk of
wheat, one of the principal agricultural products of the region, and on the
sinister side a chimney symbolizing industry "bringing us the hope of
progress." The date on the scroll is that of Araucária's elevation to
municipal status, 11 February 1890.
Source: Official municipal website
Joseph McMillan, 11 July 2002
image by Dirk Schönberger,
25 June 2011
The variant flag has a smaller coat of arms on the white field.
Official website at http://www.araucaria.pr.gov.br
Dirk Schönberger, 25 June 2011