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Doutor Ricardo, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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

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The municipality of Doutor Ricardo (2,074 inhabitants in 2016; 10,828 ha) is located 170 km of Porto Alegre.

The municipality of Doutor Ricardo was established by State Law No. 10,639 promulgated on 28 December 1995, separating from Encantado and Anta Gorda, and inaugurated on 1 January 1997.
The town's namesake is Dr Ernesto Ricardo Heinzelmann (1820-1890). Born in Germany, he studied medicine there and moved to Brazil, where he defended his thesis. Dr. Ricardo served as chief of the medical services during the cholera epidemics that scoured Rio de Janeiro in 1855 and 1856. As a reward for his successful management of the disease, the imperial government offered him a plot, of unknown exact location, but surely part of the subsequent district of Doutor Ricardo. The doctor never took possession of his domain, preferring to stay in Porto Alegre where he died in relative oblivion. Neither would his children, who went back to Germany.
Municipal website

Doutor Ricardo was proclaimed "Terra do Filó" by State Law No. 15,195 promulgated on 9 July 2018 and published the next day in the official gazette of Rio Grande do Sul.

In the Gauchá communities established by Italian immigrants in the mountains of Rio Grande do Sul, women used to produce flax thread ("filó") in collective workshops; to make hard work more pleasant, they started to bring food and organized parties. "filó" was soon used to name informal meetings during which the colonists shared their experience and difficulties - the area was not the promised land they had been "sold" by the organizers of the colonization but a wild environment with little resource and absolutely not the least external support. This was also the only opportunity of social exchange: gossiping, dating etc...
"Filó" is now a big festival highlighting the sacrifice of the early colonists for the development of the area and promoting Italian heritage, dialects included, and, first of all, traditional polenta.
Gaucházh Geral, 4 June 2016

Ivan Sache, 17 July 2020

Description of the Flag

A white saltire (separated in the center by a white disk) with green quarters above and below and red quarters to the hoist and fly, and the municipal arms in the white disk."


Escola Municipal de Educação Infantil Amiguinhos do Coracao

[Flag of Escola Municipal de Educação Infantil Amiguinhos do Coracao, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)] image by Ivan Sache, 17 July 2020

The flag of E.M.E.I. Amiguinhos do Coracao (Friends of the Heart) is diagonally divided per bend sinister green-white-red with the school's emblem in the center. Beneath the emblem, on three horizontal lines:
    Escola Municipal de Educação Infantil (green)
    Doutor Ricardo / RS (green)


Ivan Sache, 12 July 2020