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Nossa Senhora do Livramento, Mato Grosso (Brazil)

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[Flag of Nossa Senhora do Livramento, MT (Brazil)] image by Dirk Schönberger, 3 December 2010
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A horizontal tricolor red-blue-green with a central diamond bearing the municipal arms.

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Dirk Schönberger, 3 December 2010

The municipality of Nossa Senhora do Livramento (20,592 inhabitants in 2010; 5,193 sq. km) is located in south central Mato Grosso, 30 km of Cuiabá.

Nossa Senhora do Livramento is one of the oldest municipalities in Mato Grosso. Unfortunately, most historical records disappeared in 1930 when Armônio de Moraes burned the municipal archives "to start a new era". The first settlement in the municipality, Cocais, was established during the 18th century gold rush by Antonio Aires and Damião Rodrigues. In the beginning of the 19th century, a statue of Our Lady of the Deliverance was shipped from Portugal and then transported to Vila Bela, the old capital of Mato Grosso. When crossing the village of São José dos Cocais, the donkey carrying the statue refused to move ahead, which was, as usual, interpreted as a wish of the Virgin to have a chapel built there. The saint indeed "selected" a strategic place where people and troops traveling between the Cuiabá gold mines and Vila Bela would stop and rest. Francisco João Botelho and his wife Escolástica de Campos Rondon found there a small post, around which a settlement developed. Established by Provincial Law of 21 August 1835, the district of Nossa Senhora do Livramento was made a municipality in 1883.

The flag shown on the municipal website differs from the one shown on Wikipedia. The central stripe is broader than the outer ones and the lozenge charged with the municipal arms is more compact. - Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 26 January 2012