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image by Ivan Sache, 8 November 2021
The municipality of Tunápolis (4,633 inhabitants in 2010; 13,291 ha) is
located on the border with Argentina, 700 km west of Florianópolis.
Tunápolis originates in the district of Tunas, established by Municipal Law No. 2 promulgated on 11 February 1961.
After a difficult struggle, the municipality of Tunas was established by State Law No. 7,583 promulgated on 26 April 1989.
The name of the municipality was soon changed to Tunápolis since a district of the same name already existed in Rio Grande do Sul; four names was submitted to public vote: Tunápolis, Nova Tunas, Itunas, and Tritunas.
Ivan Sache, 8 November 2021
The flag and arms of Tunápolis are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 191
promulgated on 16 December 1992.
Coat of arms.
The design selected for the coat of arms of Tunápolis is based on data of the municipality.
The colors are technically compliant with the rules of codification usual to heraldry: Or (gold), argent (silver), gules (red), vert (green), sable (black), and white. The colors have the following symbolic meaning:
a) Or symbolizes force and wealth.
b) Argent symbolizes work and prosperity
c) Gules symbolizes patriotic love, dedication, audacity, intrepidity, courage and valiance.
d) Vert symbolizes honor, civility, courtesy, glee and abundance; it is also the symbol of hope, which is green since greening fields in spring promise profuse harvests.
e) Sable symbolizes prudence.
f) White symbolizes peace, friendship and purity.
The coat of arms of Tunápolis has a white background charged with a capital "T", representing the initial of the municipality's name. In the shield's upper part, surmounting the "T", five human silhouettes or outlined in black. Superimposed to the "T", right a pig's head outlined in black, in the center two lemons with two green leaves speckled or, left a poultry's head outlined in black the crest red and the body or, in base a bundle of five wheat spikes or with green leaves surrounded by two green tobacco plants outlined in black.
The shield supported on both sides by green maize plants each with two cobs and four flowers, or and black.
Beneath the shield a red scroll inscribed "26-4 Tunápolis - SC 1989" in black.
The shield surmounted by a mural crown argent representing the municipality's three constitutive powers.
The tobacco, wheat and lemon plants, as well as the pig and the poultry, represent the municipality's main source of income, agriculture. The five human silhouettes represent Tunápolis' people as united, side by side, shouldering the municipality's progress. The mural crown argent classifies a town of third rank, or municipal seat, its three towers representing the municipality's three constitutive powers. The red scroll represents justice and everyone's courage. The shield's supporters represent the municipality's main crops.
The universal rule prescribes dimensions of 14 units in width (vertical) on 20 units (horizontal) in length.
The municipal flag of Tunápolis is white, charged in the center with the coat of arms of the municipality in official colors, inscribed inside a circle bordered by a black outline, of 3.775 units in radius.
White represents purity, honor and peace.
Leis Municipais database
On the flag in actual use, the prescribed circle surrounding the coat of arms is omitted.
Ivan Sache, 8 November 2021