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Três Barras, Santa Catarina (Brazil)

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[Flag of Três Barras, Santa Catarina image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2021

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The municipality of Três Barros (18,131 inhabitants in 2010; 43,807 ha) is located on the border with Paraná, 360 km north-west of Florianópolis.

Três Barras was named for three rivers, Negro, São João and Canoinhas. In 1850, José and Lucas Cordeiro were granted by Emperor Peter II a domain covering c. 30,000 ha, located between rivers Negro and Canoinhas. Left unexploited, the domain was transferred in 1893 to Maria Cordeiro and Benvindo Pacheco dos Santos Lima. They were soon joined by Colonel João Pacheco dos Santos Lima and his wife, Rosa Pacheco dos Santos Lima, who are considered as Três Barras' earliest colonists. The building of the railway connecting São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul by the Brazil Railway company attracted 8,000 people who permanently settled there.
In 1910, the Southern Brazil Lumber & Colonization Company, owned by Brazil Railway, was offered by the federal government, as a payment for the building of the railway, a stripe of 15 km in width on each side of the railway. Hundreds people living there were evicted by the company. The monopoly exerted by the company on timber extraction along the railway was among the causes of the Contestado War, which claimed from 1912 to 1916 more than 20,000 lives in Santa Catarina and Paraná.
At the end of the war, Três Barras was incorporated to Santa Catarina as a district of Canoinhas, inaugurated on 28 October 1917. The Southern Brazil Lumber S.A. was taken over by the federal government in 1940; it was transferred in 1952 to the Ministry of War, which established in Três Barras the Marechal Hermes Training Camp.
The municipality of Três Barras was inaugurated on 23 January 1961.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 8 November 2021

Description of the Flag

The flag of Três Barras is horizontally divided green-yellow with a white triangle placed along the hoist and charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms.


Ivan Sache, 8 November 2021