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Novo Cabrais, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 4 March 2012

The municipality of Novo Cabrais (3,855 inhabitants; 19,229 ha) is located 200 km of Porto Alegre.
Ivan Sache, 1 August 2020


A horizontal triband, red-white-red, overlain by a green diamond, with the municipal arms in the centre in a white disk.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 4 March 2012

The coat of arms of Novo Cabrais is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 47 promulgated on 29 July 1997.

Article 1.
A German classic shield surmounted by a mural crown argent with six towers, four visible. Dexter a field vert (green) symbolizing the plains, charged with river Botucaraí azure (blue), which crosses the municipality, and a golden plane tree, representing the landscaped garden. Sinister a field argent (silver) as a symbol of food industry. In chief a field gules (red) charged with a dove representing solidarity and religious feelings.
The shield supported dexter and sinister by tobacco and rice plants proper. Beneath the shield a scroll argent (silver) inscribed sable (black) the toponym "NOVO CABRAIS" surrounded by date "28/12" and year "1995".

The coat of arms has the following symbolic interpretation.
a) The classical Germanic shield, used to represent the arms of Novo Cabrais, originating from Germany, and introduced all over Europe during the struggle against the Moors, was subsequently adopted in other countries to represent arms of domains, and, eventually, by Brazilian heraldry, as an evocation of one of the colonizing races and main builders of the nation.
b) The mural crown surmounting the shield is the universal symbol of coat of arms of domains; argent (silver) with six towers, four visible in perspective, it classifies the town as of third rank or municipal seat.
c) Argent (silver) is a symbol of peace, friendship, work, prosperity, purity and religious feeling.
d) The field vert (green) represents the plains, crossed by a fess azure (blue), representing the municipality main river, Botucaraí. The field is charged with a tree, a golden plane tree, symbolizing the important landscaped garden existing in the municipality.
e) Vert (green) is a symbol of honor, civility, courtesy, glee, abundance; green also represents hope as the mountains and greening fields promising profuse harvests.
f) Sinister on a field argent (silver) the symbol of food industry, recalling the potential of increase of the region's economic activity by its important production sector.
g) In chief a white dove conveying feelings of peace, harmony, solidarity and religion.
h) The outer ornaments proper recall the main products supplied by the generous and fertile soil, tobacco and rice.
i) On a scroll argent (silver), in letters sable (black), the identifying toponym "NOVO CABRAIS" surrounded by date "28/12", for the creation of the municipality, and "1995", for its political emancipation.
Leis Municipais database

Witeck Park, one of Latin America's main private arboretums, was established in 1966 by Dr. Acido Witeck, known as the "crazy doctor" after he had acquired in 1962 a plot of barren land. Covering today 70 ha, Witeck Park presents more than 2,000 plant species from all over the world, scattered in thematic areas (tropical, evergreen, European, palm trees, and broad-leaved) and arranged around six lakes.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 1 August 2020

Novo Cabrais, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 1 August 2020

The central, white stripe can be wider than the outer, red ones.


Ivan Sache, 1 August 2020