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Pouso Novo, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Pouso Novo (1,832 inhabitants in 2016; 10,653 ha) is located 160 km north-west of Porto Alegre.

Pouso Novo was named by Joćo de Souza Leite, aka Joćo Brasileiro, who settled the place in the beginning of the 20th century and transformed his house into an inn ("pousada") for tropeiros traveling between Soledade and Lajeado.

Pouso Novo was elevated to the 5th district of Arroio de Meio by Municipal Law No. 42 promulgated on 6 December 1937. The municipality of Pouso Novo was established by State Law No. 8,581 promulgated on 29 April 1988 and inaugurated on 1 January 1989.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


The flag of Pouso Novo is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 55 promulgated on 1 May 1990.

Article 1.
The flag of the municipality of Pouso Novo shall be rectangular, composed of a green and blue panel, with a green triangle in the upper part and another one in the lower part, a blue triangle on the left part and another on the right part. Charged in the center, on the triangles' convergence, with the coat of arms of the municipality.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Pouso Novo is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 71 promulgated on 23 August 1990.

Article 1.
A map of the municipality of Pouso Novo, laterally surrounded by two blue stripes that represent, left, river Fćo, and right, river Forqueta. Vertically crossed in the center by a dark stripe dotted white in its axis, which represents the asphalted road, one of the main factors that boosted the municipality's progress, divided it in the middle. In the map's lower part, left and right, cattle-breeding, which is the preponderant source of income for Pouso Novo. In the central part, left and upper right, the hilly and mountainous topography with replanted and native forests. In the central part, right, a waterfall representing the natural beauties of tourism interest, which could be developed in the municipality. In the upper part, left, a golden sun shining on mountains with rays crossing the clouds, as a symbol of willingness and aspiration to liberation of a suffering people. In base, an open book appearing like the source of the map emerging like smoke, as a symbol of community building from knowledge and proper culture. Beneath the map, a red scroll with white writing "29 - 04 POUSO NOVO 1988" representing the municipality's date of political emancipation. The map surrounded left by beans, right by maize and wheat, the main crops. The shield surmounted by a colonist's straw hat, symbolizing farmers as the main force of the municipality and stressing that power should emanate from people.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020