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Lajeado, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Lajeado (84,014 inhabitants in 2019; 9,159 ha) is located 100 km north-west of Porto Alegre.

Lajeado was established on 20 March 1855 by Antônio Fialho de Vargas as Conventos colony, on plots designed in 1853 by the land surveyor Carl Ernst Mützel from Fazenda dos Conventos. The colony was settled in 1862 by German immigrants after the building of a mill.
The municipality of Lajeado was established on 26 January 1891 and inaugurated on 25 February 1891. The municipalities of Guaporé, Encantado, Arroio do Meio, Cruzeiro do Sul, Boqueirão do Leão, Progresso, Santa Clara do Sul, Sério, Marques de Souza, Forquetinha and Canudos do Vale subsequently separated from Lajeado.

Ivan Sache, 19 July 2020


The flag of Lajeado is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 2,641 promulgated on 27 April 1973.

Article 2.
The format of the flag shall obey the relevant federal legislation, with three horizontal stripes, the first, celestial blue, three central, white, and the lower, red, and charged in the center with the coat of arms of the municipality in the colors approved by Law No. 1,&75 promulgated on 6 July 1965.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Lajeado is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1,175 promulgated on 6 July 1965.

Article 1.
A Portuguese shield surmounted by a four-towered crown or. In chief, on a field argent, a Cross of the Christ gules (red) filled or. In the center, on a field vert (green), a farmer with a rustic plow and an oxen or, in the background, also vert, the Conventos hill. In base five wavy, parallel stripe, in turn argent and blue (azure), charged with letters and numbers or. The shield supported by a tobacco plant and a maize plant the two proper.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 19 July 2020