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Independência, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of IndependÍncia (6,167 inhabitants in 2019; 35,829 ha) is located 480 km north-west of Porto Alegre.

Independ‚ncia is said to have been named by rascals banished from Santo ¬ngelo in 1890 and expelled beyond river Santa Rosa, where they morphed in careful farmers and hunters. One of them, wanting to settle back to Santo ¬ngelo with his family, said to the local authorities: "I want to come back because I have gained my independence." There is absolutely not the least evidence of these events; why the town was called "Independence" is still a matter of conjecture.
Municipal website

Description of the Flag

An ascending diagonal tricolour, green over white over yellow with the municipal arms in the centre.

Official website at
Dirk SchŲnberger, 19 February 2012