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São José do Herval, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Last modified: 2020-08-08 by ian macdonald
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São José do Herval, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 5 August 2020

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The municipality of São José do Herval (2,568 inhabitants; 10,152 ha)is located 250 km north of Porto Alegre.

São José do Herval was originally known as Burro Morto (Dead Donkey), being a resting place for tropeiros and muleteers heading from Lajeado to Soledade. The settlement was subsequently renamed for its patron saint, St. Joseph, and mat ("erva-mate") cultivation.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 5 August 2020


The flag of São José do Herval is white with a green stripe fanning from the fly's upper left angle to the hoist's lower left angle, charged with a white disc inscribing the municipal coat of arms.


Ivan Sache, 5 August 2020