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Pinto Bandeira, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Pinto Bandeira, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020

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The municipality of Pinto Bandeira (3,003 inhabitants in 2019; 10,507 ha) is located 140 km of Porto Alegre.

Pinto Bandeira was established in 1876 by Italian immigrants, as Silva Pinto. Renamed to Nova Pompeia on 1 March 1902, the place was elevated to a district of Bento Gonçalves by Municipal Act No. 4 issued on 15 January 1913. Following the ban of Italian language and abolition of Italian names on the eve of the Second World War, the district was renamed to Pinto Bandeira by Decree No. 7,842 issued on 30 June 1938.
The municipality of Pinto Bandeira was established by State Law No. 10,749 promulgated on 16 April 1996 and inaugurated on 1 January 2001.

In 2003, the Federal Supreme Court ordered the downgrading of Pinto Bandeira to the status of district. The municipal status was re-established by the Court on 7 October 2012.
Municipal website

Rafael Pinto Bandeira (1740-1795), the municipality's namesake, fought from 1754 to 1777 in the campaigns defending the Portuguese possessions under Spanish threat. He served as Military Governor of the Captaincy of São Pedro de Rio Grande do Sul from 1784 to 1788 and 1790 to his death.

Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


The flag of Pinto Bandeira is horizontally divided red-white-green, charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms inscribed in a white lozenge.


Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020