This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Encantado, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Last modified: 2020-07-18 by ian macdonald
Keywords: rio grande do sul | encantado |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

Encantado, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 17 July 2020

See also:


The municipality of Encantado (14,277 ha) is located on the right bank of river Taquari, 150 km of Porto Alegre.

Encantado emerged as a colony, mentioned for the first time in 1856 in the Santa Amaro parish records, as a territory of "half a league on more or less one league" owned by Manoel Joaquim da Silva.
In 1878, Colonel José Francisco dos Santos divided the territory in plots to foster colonization. Two Italian families, Lucca and Bratti, were the first official colonists of the place, in 1882. A first wooden church, dedicated to Apostle St. Peter, was erected in 1887 by Father Eugênio Steinnert, from Estrela.

Encantado was elevated to the 2nd district of Lajeado by State Act No. 6 promulgated on 5 January 1892. The municipality of Encantado was established by State Decree No. 2,133 issued on 31 March 1915, composed of the former 2nd (Encantado) and 4th (Anta Gorda) districts of Lajeado and of the former 9th district (Itapuca) of Soledade. The big territory of Encantado was subsequently reduced by the transfer of the district of Nova Bréscia to Arroi do Meio (Decree No. 4,903 issued in 1964) and the political emancipation of the municipalities of Arvorezinha (State Law No. 5,759 promulgated on 28 November 1934), Anta Gorda (State Law No. 4,686 promulgated on 26 December 1963), Ilópolis (State Law No. 4,687 promulgated on 26 December 1963), Putinga (State Law No. 4,689 promulgated on 26 December 1963), Relvado (State Law No. 8,604 promulgated on 9 May 1988), and Doutor Ricardo (State Law No. 10,639 promulgated on 28 December 1905).

The etymology of Encantado is obscure. According to the historians Ferri and Thomé, a native cacique sailing on river Taquari with two fellows came across a white, unspecified figure, which soon disappeared in the river's depth; accordingly, they named the place Encantado, "Enchantered".
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 17 July 2020

Description of the Flag

The flag of ("all the territory of") Encantado is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1005 promulgated on 31 March 1975.

Article 1.
a) In the upper left angle, a green triangle
b) In the lower right angle, a red triangle.
c) In the central part, a white stripe charged in the center with the coat of arms of the municipality.
d) Green and red represent the colors of the motherland - Italy - as a tribute to Italian immigrants, whose descendants form the population of the municipality of Encantado in its great majority.
e) White represents peace and harmony among the citizens of Encantado.
f) The coat of arms of the municipality has its features defined by Municipal Law No. 565 promulgated on 8 August 1962.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Encantado is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 565 promulgated on 8 August 1962.

Article 1.
The coat of arms of the municipality shall be a ducal shield divided into two fields and one sector; one bend and two supporters; a scroll and a mural crown surmounting the shield.
§1. The elements are defined as follows:
  I. First field
    a) In the upper part, on a blue sky, five stars;
    b) On the lower part, three moss green heights.
  II. Second field, divided into two quarters and a sector
    a) In the first quarter, left, on a yellow background, a cog wheel;
    b) In the second quarter, right, on a yellow background, a pig;
    c) In the sector, on a light green background, a tractor pulling a disk plow through the soil.
  III. Supporters and crown
    a) As the left supporter, a moss green mate plant;
    b) As the right supporter, a yellow wheat spike;
    c) Beneath the shield, a dark red stylized stripe, inscribed: "31-3-1915", "1-5-1916", and "VENCERÁS PELO TRABALHO" [Thou Shall Win by Your Work];
    d) Surmounting the shield, a mural crown argent with three towers and seven crenels;
    e) Between the crown and the shield, the writing in small letters: "ENCANTADO".
  IV. Separating bend
    a) Separating the two fields, a blue bend.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 17 July 2020