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Ilópolis, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Ilópolis, RS (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 19 February 2012

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A green-white-green vertical triband with the municipal arms in the centre.

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Dirk Schönberger, 19 February 2012

The municipality of Ilópolis (4,098 inhabitants in 2010; 116 sq. km) is located in northeastern Rio Grande do Sul, 200 km of Porto Alegre. Ilópolis means "Yerba mate Town", from Latin _Ilex_ (yerba mate being _Ilex paraguariensis_) and Greek "polis", "a town". The municipality of Ilópolis was established by State Law No. 4,687 of 26 December 1963, seceding from Encantado, following a plebiscite prescribed by State Law No. 4,612 of 21 November 1963 and held on 8 December 1963

The flag of Ilópolis is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 111 of 16 May 1975. Green represents the fertility of the soil and the hope in the growth of the municipality. White conveys a message of peace from the inhabitants.

The coat of arms of Ilópolis is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1,248 of 10 October 2001. Three out of the four towers of the mural crown symbolize the three powers (executive, legislative and judiciary), while the fourth tower symbolize the people. The book is a symbol of culture. The cross is a symbol of the Christian faith. The araucaria represents the forests. The shield is surrounded by branches of yerba mate, the namesake of the municipality. The scroll is inscribed with the date of political and administrative emancipation of the municipality ("26.12.1963"). 

Ivan Sache, 25 March 2012