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Poço das Antas, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Poço das Antas, RS (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 11 March 2012

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The municipality of Poço das Antas (2,098 inhabitants in 2019; 6,757 ha) is located 120 km north of Porto Alegre.
The municipality was established by State Law No. 8,630 promulgated on 12 May 1988, separating from Salvador do Sul.
Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


A rising east-west diagonal tricolour, blue-red-green with the municipal arms centred in a white oval.
Dirk Schönberger, 11 March 2012

The flag and arms of Poço das Antas are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 67 promulgated on 19 April 1990.

Article 6.
The municipal flag of Poço das Antas, designed by Júlio Antônio Martinez Marchena, is divided into three parts, one of them forming a transversal stripe crossing the flag's center. The flag of Poço das Antas expresses the glee, the dynamism, the love and courage of a settlement with a small area but a great heart.
Blue represents the sky, unknown and scaring for the discoverers, as for those in rockets and spatial vessels. Red represents blood as everyone's life and the blood shed by our ancestors to preserve the national sovereignty. Green represents hope and the natural environment, without which the world will die by lack of oxygen (the world's lung).

§1. The flag's style, composition and coloring obey the international norms of heraldry. In the flag's center, on two parallel diagonal axes is placed the coat of arms, symbol of the municipal government.

Article 7.
In compliance with heraldic rules, the municipal flag shall have for official dimensions those adopted for the national flag, 14 units in width on 20 units in length.

Article 19.
The municipal coat of arms of Poço das Antas is based on the international norms of heraldry. It was researched and designed by Júlio Antônio Martinez Marchena.
The shield shall be heart-shaped, to look like a heart.
It features in upper part a golden yellow rising sun, symbol of universal light.
Below the sun is featured a cross, as a symbol of the Christian religion, which is very strong in Poço das Antes.
The shield is outlined in gray, which represents the mineral kingdom.
Blue on the shield represents Brazil's sky.
The shield is divided in three parts. The first part feature trees, which represent the lungs of the ecological environment and the plant kingdom; the second part features a tapir ["anta"], which represents the animal kingdom and is the municipality's symbol, with a chain of hills that embellishes the municipality. In the base of this part are represented the watercourses and their characteristic plants.
The third part has a yellow background, representing loyalty to the legally established government, and two united hands with the motto "UNIDOS VENCEREMOS" [United We Shall Win].
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020