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Pinheirinho do Vale, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Pinheirinho do Vale, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020

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The municipality of Pinheirinho do Vale (4,871 inhabitants in 2019; 10,539 ha) is located on the border with Santa Catarina state, 450 km north-east of Porto Alegre.

Pinheirinho do Vale was settled around 1920 by German, Italian and Portuguese colonists coming from the old colonies in Montenegro, Lajeado, Feliz, Santa Cruz, Venâncio Aires, Guaporé and Taquari.
On 24 January 1925, Pinheirino do Vale was the place of a bloody fighting involving the Prestes Column. Lieutenant Mário Portela Fagundes and the men constituting the rear-guard were killed.
The town is named for an isolated Brazilian pine ("pinheiro"), which was used as a landmark for crossing river Uruguai.

The district of Pinheirinho was established, within the municipality of Frederico Westphalen, by Municipal Law No. 195 promulgated on 15 May 1958, separating from the district of Caiçara. Pinheirinho was transferred to the municipality of Palmitinho, established by State Law No. 5,087 promulgated on 8 November 1965.
The municipality of Pinheirinho do Vale was established by State Law No. 9,586 promulgated on 20 March 1992 and inaugurated on 1 January 1993.

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


The flag of Pinheirinho do Vale is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 186 promulgated on 19 August 1996. The flag is not described in the Law.
Leis Municipais database

The flag is yellow with a red triangle in upper hoist and a green triangle in lower fly; in the center, a black rectangle inscribing the municipality's coat of arms surmounted by three white stars.


Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020