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Serafina Corrêa, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Serafina Corrêa (17,502 inhabitants in 2019; 16,329 ha) is located 220 km north of Porto Alegre.

Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020


A green flag with three narrow red horizontally stripes, bordered white, with a white triangle extending from the hoist bearing the municipal coat of arms.
Dirk Schönberger, 17 April 201

The flag and arms of Serafina Corrêa are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 210 promulgated on 10 May 1972.

Article 6.
The municipal flag of Serafina Corrêa, designed by the heraldist Arcinoé Antonio Peixoto de Faria, shall be horizontally tierced, with green quarters formed by three white stripes superimposed with red stripes, starting from a white triangle placed along the hoist and charged with the municipal coat of arms.

§1. The flag style obeys the Portuguese heraldry tradition, and its inherited canons and rules, prescribing that municipal flags have to be divided in eight or six horizontal stripes, quartered or divided in three parts, featuring the same colors as the field of the coat of arms and in the center or at hoist a geometrical figure inscribing the municipal coat of arms.
§2. The coat of arms represents on the flag the municipal government while the green triangle represents the town as the municipal seat. The white stripes charged with red stripes starting from the triangle and quartering the flag represent the spread of municipal power all over the territory. The green quarters represent the rural estates scattered over the municipal territory.
§3. Green is a symbol of honor, civility, courtesy, abundance and glee; white is a symbol of peace, friendship, work, prosperity, purity, and religious feeling; red is a symbol of patriotic love, dedication, audacity, intrepidity, courage and valiance.

Article 7.
In compliance with heraldic rules, the municipal flag shall have the official dimensions adopted for the national flag, 14 units in width on 20 units in length.

Article 19.
The coat of arms of Serafina Corrêa, designed by the heraldist Arcinoé Antonio Peixoto de Faria,is desribed as follows:
A Samnite shield surmounted by a six-towered mural crown argent. On a field argent an escutcheon gules charged with an eagle sable inescutcheon or fretty gules; the escutcheon surmounted by a virol sable, the eagle surmounted by a crown gules. In base vert a pig passant sable superimposed to a cogwheel gules surrounded dexter by a plow sinister by a tractor all sable.
The shield supported dexter by a maize plant and two wheat plants proper sinister by a soybean plant and grapes proper crossed in base and superimposed by a scroll gules containing in letters argent the toponym "Serafina Corrêa" surrounded by date "25/07/1960".

§1. The coat of arms has the following symbolic interpretation:
a) The Samnite shield, introduced to Portugal under French influence, was inherited by Brazilian heraldry to evoke the colonizing race and main builder of the nation;
b) The mural crown surmounting the shield is the universal symbol of coat of arms of domains; argent (silver) with six towers, four visible in perspective, it classifies the town as a municipality seat.
c) Argent (silver) is a symbol of peace, friendship, work, prosperity, purity and religious feeling.
d) The escutcheon reproduces the arms of the Corrêa, recalling the town's namesake, Serafina Corrêa.
e) Gules (red) is a symbol of dedication, audacity, intrepidity, courage and valiance.
f) The heraldic eagle is a symbol of benign-ness, knowledge and liberty, because this bird, being fierce, does not take revenge on smaller animals. The Persians, the Egyptians and the Romans featured it on their standards as a presage of triumph; it is, therefore, the symbol of power and boldness required to obtain great achievements.
g) Sable (black) is a symbol of prudence, moderation, knowledge, science, honesty and constancy.
h) The fret gules (red) on the field or (gold), recalling interlaced chains ["correas"] is featured on the arms of the Corrêa family.
i) The base [redundant description skipped] recalls that agriculture and cattle-breeding, especially highly developed and industrialized pig-breeding, are the municipality's main sources of income.
j) Vert (green) is the heraldic symbol of honor, civility, courtesy, glee and abundance. It is the symbol of hope.
k) The outer ornaments, maize, wheat, soybean and grapes, represent the main products of the generous and fertile soil.
i) On a scroll gules (red), in argent (silver) letters the identifying toponym "Serafina Corrêa" surrounded by the date of political and administrative emancipation, "25/07/1960".
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Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020