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Candiota, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Candiota, RS (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 14 January 2012

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The municipality of Candiota (9,406 inhabitants in 2017; 93,383 ha) is located 400 km south-west of Porto Alegre.

Candiota was the site of the battle of Seival won on 10 September 1836 by Antônio de Souza Neto, which resulted in the proclamation the next day of the Riograndense Republic. The historical site is recalled by a monument and several ruined buildings.
Candiota was named for Greek immigrants coming from Candia (Hania, Crete).
Municipal website

The Candiota thermo-electric complex resulted from research started in 1950; the Candiota I plant was inaugurated on 1961. The Presidente Médici - UTPM - Candiota II plant was built in two steps: Phase A (63 MW) was inaugurated in 1974, while Phase B (2 x 160 MW) was inaugurated in late 1986. The Candiota II (Phase C; 350 MW) plant was inaugurated on January 2011.
CGTEE website

Ivan Sache, 13 July 2020


The flag of Candiota is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 100 promulgated on 6 January 1994.

Article 2.
The municipal flag shall be as follows: White field with the coat of arms in full colors, as prescribed by Municipal Law No. 81 promulgated on 20 December 1993.

Article 3.
The features of the flag are the following:
I. The flag's width shall be divided in 14 units.
II. The flag's length shall be of 20 units.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Candiota is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 81 promulgated on 20 December 1993.

Article 2
I. Portuguese shield in proportions 1 (length) on 1.4 (width), the vertical axis longer than the horizontal axis, rounded in base.
II. In the center two crossed swords on a sky blue (azure) superimposed with a dove, symbolizing peace since the struggle that occurred in the municipality for the Ragamuffin Homeland.
III. In the opening shaped like an inverted triangle formed by the crossed swords, from the center to the chief's canton and sinister canton, starting from the center, three horizontal stripes:
a) first, black (sable), symbolizing coal, a rich source of energy common in the underground;
b) second, sepia, symbolizing clay, recognized as the country's largest deposit, and lime, used to produce cement;
c) third, green (vert), symbolizing agricultural resources, expressed as seeds, the main source of income for the municipality.
IV. Surmounting the stripes, a yellow (or) sun symbolizing energy, as production of electric energy, which unites people from different countries and backgrounds as a common objective, and proper energy emanating from the union of these people. At the same time, the sun represents a shiny promising future for a young municipality on a white (argent) sky symbolizing the noble and peaceful character of the people, demonstrated by serenity and valiance all along its history.
V. In the lower part, a scroll inscribed with "Candiota 24 de março" indicating the municipality's political emancipation, yellow (or), associated to glee for this festive day.
§1. Yellow (or) is also used for the five-pointed crown surmounting the shield, symbolizing satisfaction for the creation of the new municipality.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 13 July 2020