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Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Novo Hamburgo, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 22 June 2014
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Description of the Flag

Vertically divided, 1:2, red and green, with the municipal arms in a white disk on the field boundary.

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Dirk Schönberger, 4 March 2012

The flag and arms of Novo Hamburgo are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 64 promulgated on 23 November 1970.

Article 1.
The coat of arms to be used by the municipality shall be:
A Portuguese shield, divided per bend sinister, gules (red), or and vert (green). In the center, on the field or, tangent to the bend sinister gules and vert, a globe azure (blue) charged in the center with a cogwheel argent, as the symbol of industry, inscribing the Immigrant's Monument, in its proper granite (or sandstone) pink color. The shield supported by two branches of laurel proper tied in base by a knot gules to a scroll azure (blue) inscribe argent "Novo Hamburgo - 5 de abril 1927". The shield surmounted by a four-towered mural crown.

Article 2.
The municipal flag shall be:
Two panels, green and red, red covering 2/3 of the flag. In the center, at the junction of the two panels, on a white circle with its axis equal to the green panel, the municipal coat of arms.
Leis Municipais database

This Law abrogated Municipal Law No. 52 promulgated on 30 November 1957, which prescribed the first coat of arms of Novo Hamburgo.

Article 1.
A shield to the colors of the flag of Rio Grande do Sul (green, red and yellow), charged on top with the name of the municipality of Novo Hamburgo in black letters. In the center, on a blue field, a cogwheel with 16 clogs, as a symbol of industry, charged in the center with the monument commemorating the immigrants who initiated in 1824 the colonization of the place, a factory with three chimneys, highlighting the town's industrial panorama. In the lower part, in black, the municipality's date of emancipation, "5 de abril 1927". The shield supported by two laurel branches tied by a scroll azure, with 112 leaves that characterize the achievement of industrial power through the force and work of the founders and their successors.

The symbol's feature shall obey the proportions of 3 units in length on 4 units in width.
Leis Municipais database

The Immigrant's Monument is Novo Hamburgo's oldest monument. Inaugurated on 15 November 1927 to commemorate the centenary of German immigration on the town's first colonized plot, it is today the seat of the German Society. Designed by the architect Ernest Karl Ludwig Seubert, winner of a public contest, the octagonal monument is surmounted by a central tower of 23 m in height.

Ivan Sache, 1 August 2020

Ivan Sache, 22 June 2014

Esporte Clube Novo Hamburgo

Novo Hamburgo, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 1 August 2020

ECNH was established on 1 May 1911 by a group of German white collars of the Adams shoe factory; the name Sport Club Novo Hamburgo, subsequently changed to Esporte Club Novo Hamburgo, was preferred to Adams Futebol Club. The club is colloquially known as Noia, referring to the German name of the town, Neue Hamburg.
ECNH joined the Gaúcho Championship in 1925. In 1942, the club was renamed to Esporte Club Floriano, as a tribute to Marshal Floriano Peixoto. The name Esporte Club Novo Hamburgo was adopted in 1968.
ECNH won the Gauchão in 2017, being the third club in more than 60 years to break the monopoly exerted by the two top clubs of Porto Alegre, Grêmio and Internacional (Grenal).
ECNH website

The flag of ECNH is horizontally divided blue-white-blue with the club's emblem in the center.
The first club's flag, designed in 1911, already featured white and indigo blue, in a darker shade, as its colors. With time, the shade of blue became clearer and clearer, while blue gained more space on the flag.
The current design was selected in a public contest organized in 2015, gaining 41.5% of the votes.
ECNH website


Ivan Sache, 1 August 2020