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São João da Urtiga, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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São João da Urtiga, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 5 August 2020

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The municipality of São João da Urtiga (4,726 ihabitants in 2010; 17,118 ha) is located 400 km north of Porto Alegre.

São João da Urtiga was settled in 1902 by Italian colonists coming from Antônio Prado, Veranópolis, Flores da Cunha, Garibaldi and Caxias do Sul, who were subsequently joined by Poles. The place was named for nettles ("urtigas", from Latin "urtica") and for the St John the Baptist parish of Sananduva, to which it belonged at the time.
The municipality of São João da Urtiga was established by State Law No. 8,448 promulgated on 15 November 1988 and inaugurated on 1 January 1989.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 5 August 2020


A light blue-white-light blue horizontal triband, bearing the municipal arms in the centre and surrounded by four red triangles making a hollow square on point around the arms.
Dirk Schönberger 31 March 2012


Ivan Sache, 5 August 2020