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image by Dirk Schönberger,
15 April 2012
The municipality of Sapucaia do Sul (138,357 inhabitants in 2015; 5,831 ha)
is located 20 km of Porto Alegre.
Sapucaia do Sul is named for Fazenda Sapucaia, aka Fazenda del Cerro, established in 1737 by Antônio de Souza Fernando. His son-in-law, Francisco Pinto Bandeira, owned the adjacent Fazenda Guaixinin-Sapucaia.
Connected to Porto Alegre by a railway line, Sapucaia became in the 1930s a place of leisure highly priced by the capital's upper classes. The building of road BR2 (today, BR116) boosted the town's industrialization, which was at the time São Leopoldo's 7th district.
The municipality of Sapucaia do Sul was established on 14 November 1961.
Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020
A white upright pall on a green field, with municipal coat of arms centred.
Dirk Schönberger, 15 April 2012
The flag and arms of Sapucaia do Sul are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 646
promulgated on 13 October 1977.
The municipal flag shall have the following characteristics.
a) A flag green rectangle, in proportions 2 in length on 1.4 in width, representing the vegetation and topography of the municipality of Sapucaia do Sul.
b) On the green field a Y-shaped stripe, running from the middle of the rectangle's lower part to the flag's center, where it splits into two arms diagonally running to the rectangle's lateral edges. The white stripe represents industrial power, the progress' backbone of the municipality.
c) In the center of the green field, superimposed to the junction of the aforementioned stripes, are placed the municipal arms with the crown's base on their upper edges,
The flag's features shall obey the following rules.
a) The flag's width is 14 units.
b) The flag's length is 20 units.
c) The Y's length is 2.5 units; its edges are distant of 8.75 units from the lower angles of the outer quarter; the vertical part shall be 5.5 units; the arm's upper part shall be distant of 1 unit from each upper angle of the outer quarter.
d) The base of the municipal arms shall be distant of 4 units from the lower edge of the outer quarter.
e) The municipal flag shall have an obverse and a reverse.
The municipal arms are composed of a shied surmounted by a crown, with the following characteristics.
a) Isosceles triangle, with the base on top, a celestial blue field symbolizing the sky of Rio Grande do Sul, divided in the middle by a vertical line forming two scalene triangles, the triangular shape representing union between the administrative powers and the municipality's population.
b) The left scalene triangle is charged with a fig-tree with green foliage and grayish-white trunk, symbolizing the municipality's historic tradition, whose localization was identified by a fig-tree known as the crooked fig tree since its trunk was split into two parts, allowing someone to cross it.
c) The right scalene triangle is charged with a factory equipped with three smoking chimneys, all white outlined in black, representing the municipality's main source of income.
d) The base of the isosceles triangle supports a rectangle, with its left part, yellow, representing Bell's River that flows west of the municipality, and its right part, flag green, representing the vegetation, fields and hills of the municipality.
e) A dark red stripe surrounding the shield from the isosceles triangle's end to the other, inscribed in white letters "Sapucai do Sul" - "14/11/1961".
f) The shield, outlined in black, is surmounted by a four-towered crown or, symbolizing Sapucaia do Sul's sovereignty and its rank of "cidade".
The municipal arms shall have the following dimensions.
Crown: 4 units in base on 1 in width.
Rectangle: 4 units in base on 1 in width.
Isosceles triangle: 4 units in base on 2 in width.
It is mandatory for schools to teach the meaning and heraldic symbolism of the flag and municipal arms.
Leis Municipais database
The coat of arms was originally prescribed by Municipal Law No. 119-A promulgated on 12 October 1964, which was abrogated by the aforementioned Law.
Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020