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The municipality of Pérola (11,020 inhabitants in 2016; 24,064 ha) is located
650 km north-west of Curitiba.
The flag of Pérola is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 445 promulgated on 5 May 1986.
The flag of the municipality of Pérola was adopted in a public contest promoted and sponsored by the municipal administration.
The design of the municipal flag of Pérola was carried out, in accordance with heraldry, by Sebastião Ferrarini.
The flag of the municipality of Pérola shall be rectangular, in proportions 14 units in width on 20 units in length, pursuant to Article 5 of Federal Law No. 5,700 promulgated on 1 September 1971, with the following features:
a) The flag shall consist of a white field with the coat of arms of the municipality of Pérola inscribed at the center.
b) The flag shall have a narrow blue border. This border symbolizes the official patron saint of the municipality of Pérola, Our Lady of Fatima, celebrated annually on May 13th. [...]
Leis Municipais database
The coat of arms of Pérola is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 442 promulgated on 26 December 1985.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Pérola was adopted in a public contest promoted and sponsored by the municipal administration.
The design of the coat of arms of the municipality of Pérola was carried out, in accordance with heraldry, by Sebastião Ferrarini.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Pérola is composed of a shield in Samnite type, horizontally divided by a black line into two unequal fields.
The upper field, represented by a divided rectangle, is described as follows:
1. The right quadrilateral represents Pérola. Behind the green field, which represents Pérola's territory, the sun shines in the blue sky. The rising sun proper represents the strength of the Brazilian man and the strength of Pérola's people, who renew themselves at each dawn, in search of solutions for the municipality's progress.
2. The left quadrangle, blue, features the Book of the Holy Scriptures, in yellow, bearing the following inscription: on the right sheet, in black capitals, Greek letter alpha, which means "beginning". On the left sheet, Greek letter omega, which means "end". This represents the union of existing religions and doctrines in the municipality of Pérola, which, in an ecumenical work, dispose them to collaborate in the improvement of human values (socio-cultural, ethical, moral and religious), aiming to preserve the peace and tranquility of its inhabitants.
b) Main part.
The lower part of the shield is divided into three unequal fields based on geographic features in the region of the municipality of Pérola.
1. The white wavy stripes that crosses horizontally the shield's lower part symbolizes parts of the the water resources of the municipality of Pérola, represented by rives Xambrê, tributary of the Piquiri and bordering (SE) with the municipality of Iporã, and rivers Porongos and Dourados that originate in the municipality of Pérola and are tributaries of the Xambrê.
The shield's lower field below the horizontal wavy stripe, green, symbolizes the land owned by the Companhia Colonizadora Byington, a company headquartered in São Paulo founded by Alberto Jackson Byington, husband of Pérola Ellis Byington. The company provided services to the government of the state of Paraná, and, among others, in the beginning of the 1950s, colonized the region of the municipality of Peabiru, originating the town of Pérola, today the seat of the municipality.
The field is charged with a yellow bezant that represents Pérola Ellis Byington, co-founder of the town of Pérola. The white wavy stripe, starting from the lower side of the chief and descending obliquely from right to left, ends in the horizontal stripe. It symbolizes another part of the water resources of the municipality of Pérola, represented by rivers Jequitibá, a tributary of the Paracái, bordering (NW) with the municipality of São Jorge do Patrocínio, and Paracaí, a tributary of the Paraná and bordering (N) with the municipality of Umuarama, as well as Ribeirão Palmital that rises in the Municipality of Pérola and flows into the Paracaí.
2. The shield's left field, green, features a black ox, representing the thriving agricultural resources in full expansion in the municipality of Pérola.
3. The shield's right field, yellow, portrays a farmer with a hoe all proper, representing the courage and dedication to work of the people of Pérola, tilling the land and extracting resources for the benefit of the municipality's progress.
c) Additional symbols
The shield is surmounted by a mural crown argent (white) of eight towers, only five of them visible, with black ports and windows. The mural crown surmounting the shield represents the municipal authority, legally constituted: Legislative and Executive of the municipality of Pérola.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Pérola is supported on its right side by a branch of coffee fructed proper, representing the municipality's main source of income, and on the left side by a maize plant fructed proper, representing Pérola's other crops.
Beneath the shield a red scroll unites the coffee branch to the maize plant, bearing, in black, the inscription "14.09.1966", which is the date of political and administrative inauguration of Pérola.
Blue is the color of the firmament, symbolizing justice, truth, loyalty and beauty.
Yellow is the image of maturity of judgment, symbolizing nobleness, magnitude and wealth.
White is pure light, symbolizing integrity, obedience, vigilance, peace and order.
Black belongs to the domain of intelligence, symbolizing prudence, vigor and honesty.
Green denotes faith, symbolizing hope, freedom and strength of nature.
Red is energy, symbolizing strength, courage and triumph.
Leis Municipais database
image by Ivan Sache, 6 February 2022
On some copies of the flag, there are additional blue triangles at the fly's corners.
Ivan Sache, 6 February 2022