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Piên, Paraná (Brazil)

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[Flag of Piên, PR (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 7 February 2022
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About the Flag

The municipality of Piên (12,746 inhabitants in 2019; 25,479 ha) is located on the border with Santa Catarina, 100 km south of Curitiba. The municipality is composed of the districts of Piên (seat) and Trigolândia.

Piên was settled in the 1845s by the Vieira family, coming from Morretes. The early colonists noticed the abundance of hawks, whose chirping ("piar") inspired the name of the ne settlement. Historian Manuel Machuca, however, claims that "piên" means "a heart" in Tupi-Guarani.
Municipal website

The flag and arms of Piên are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 295 promulgated on 30 May 1979.

Article 3.
The Flag of the municipality of Piên was designed by vexillologist and heraldist Arthur Luponi.

Article 4.
The flag of the municipality of Piên, rectangular in shape, is designed in proportions 14 units in width on 20 units in length. In the center of the red rectangular field, a white five-pointed star (with the upper point pointing upwards) inscribed in a blue circle superimposed to a blue saltire bordered in white.
§1. The proportions of the flag of the municipality of Piên are identical to those of the national flag.
§2. The color shades are dark red for the rectangle; cobalt blue for the central circle and the saltire; and snowy white for the saltire's border and the star.
§3. The flag's obverse and reverse shall be identical, in compliance with the rules of vexillology.
§4. In compliance with good style in vexillology and heraldry the flag of the municipality of Piên shall be kept as simple as possible, so that any school-age child can reproduce it.

Article 5.
The five-pointed white star symbolizes the municipality of Piên. In heraldry the star is the symbol of self-determination, a safe guide, aspiration to higher things and sublime actions (Guelfi, 521). The X-shaped saltire, also known as St. Andrew's cross, recalls the heroic explorers (members of the Vieira and Vaz families), pioneers in the region where the municipality of Piên is located today. Gules (red) is the heraldic symbol of audacity, valor, gallantry, mastery, bravery, magnanimity, intrepidity, victory, and honor (Guelfi, 459; Asêncio, 62). Azure (blue) is the heraldic symbol of justice, perseverance, zeal, dignity, incorruptible firmness, perfection... (Guelfi, 64; Asêncio, 63; Rochetti, 126). Argent, which on the flags is replaced by white, is the heraldic symbol of peace, friendship, loyalty, purity, beauty, happiness, integrity, fairness, truth... (Guelfi, 51 and Asêncio, 61).

Article 6.
The design of the flag of the municipality of Piên obeys the following rules.
I - The rectangle shall be in proportions 14 units in width on 20 units in length.
II - EF and GH are the rectangle's sides.
III - GH is divided into 20 equal parts.
IV - AC and BD are the rectangle's diagonal.
V - IJ is the auxiliary circumference for the tracing of the star.
VI - LM = 12/20 of GH.
VII - NP = 12/20 of GH.
VIII - Z = 1/20 of GH.
IX - ZZ = 2/20 of GH.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 7 February 2022