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Santo Antônio da Platina, Paraná (Brazil)

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[Flag of Santo Antônio da Platina (Paraná), PR (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 10 February 2022
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The municipality of Santo Antônio da Platina (46,503 inhabitants in 2021: 72,163 ha) is located 375 km north-west of Curitiba.

Santo Antônio da Platina was first mentioned on a map of the state of Paraná dated 1896. The origin of the name of the town is obscure. Some say that one of the early families that settle the place included four Antônios, who were amazed by the silver shade of the water of the local river, therefore compared with platinum. A cognate explanation refers to a settler devotee of St. Anthony who made a similar observation about water. Yet another explanation is related to an old rumor that the Piedra Bianca (White Stone) mountains were rich in platinum ore, which was absolutely not the case; the fooled, but fair-play colonists kept the name related to platinum, though. A more probable but less romantic explanation is purely administrative: for whatever reason, the municipality of Jacarezinho named the new settlements for ores: Prata (Silver), Ouro Grande (Greater Gold), Ourinho (Lesser Gold), and eventually Santo Antônio da Platina.
The district of Santo Antônio da Platina was established, as part of the municipality of Nova Alcāntara, by Municipal Law No. 1 promulgated on 7 January 1901. The municipality of Santo Antônio da Platina was established by State Law No. 1,424 promulgated on 31 March 1914, separating from Jacarezinho.
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The flag of Santo Antônio da Platina is white with the municipal coat of arms in the center.


Ivan Sache, 10 February 2022