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Putinga, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Putinga, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 3 August 2020

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The municipality of Putinga (4,417 inhabitants in 2010; 23,934 ha) is located 200 km of Porto Alegre.

Putinga was settled by Italian colonists around 1910. The town is named for a forest bamboo called "putingal" in Tupi-Guarani.
The municipality of Putinga was established by State Law No. 4,689 promulgated on 26 December 1963.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


The flag of Putinga is white with the municipal coat of arms in the center and three vertical narrow stripes at fly, green, yellow and white.
White conveys a message of faith and peace.
Green represents aspiration to a better future.
Red represents tenacity and commitment to work.

The coat of arms of Putinga is surmounted by a three-pointed tower [a three-towered mural crown] representing political independence. In the shield's upper part, a maize plant on a field or, a tobacco plant on a green field, and a mate seedling on a red field. in the lower part, the animals represent cattle-breeding.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020