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Fazenda Vilanova, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Fazenda Vilanova (3,697 inhabitants in 2010; 85 sq. km) is located in eastern central Rio Grande do Sul, 100 km of Porto Alegre. Fazenda Vilanova might have been named for an old estate ("fazenda") owned by the Vilanova family. The town developed along the Federal Road BR-386 (445 km), which links Iraí, on the border with Santa Catarina, to Canoas, joining there BR-116; Federal Law No. 11,620 of 19 December 2007 named the road "Governador Leonel de Moura Brizola". In 1972, the "águia Azul" gas station, the "Figueira" restaurant and the "Cardoso" general stores were built near the "Mallmann" shop, itself there since the 1950s. The district of Fazenda Vilanova was established within the municipality of Bom Retiro do Sul by Municipal Law No. 708 of 16 May 1983 and inaugurated on 29 January 1984. The municipality of Fazenda Vilanova was established by a State Law No. 10,642 of 28 December 1995, following a plebiscite organized on 22 October 1995.

Ivan Sache, 21 March 2012


The flag and arms of Fazenda Vilanova are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 68 promulgated on 2 December 1997.

Article 2.
The municipal coat of arms obeys the following design and description.
I. A Portuguese shield, with a chief vertically divided into three equal parts, featuring: in the chief's dexter angle, on a background gules (red), a handshake (two open right hands) or (gold) and argent, symbolizing the union of the peoples who colonized the area.
II. In the chief's center, on a field azure (blue), a Latin cross argent, representing the religious feelings of the municipality's inhabitants.
III. In the chief's sinister angle, on a field gules, an open book argent superimposed with a flame or and gules, symbolizing the constant search for education, culture and knowledge, which foster people's development and are a priority for the municipality.
IV. In the shield's center and base, a black tapered shape with segments or, symbolizing road BR386 that crosses the municipality; in the sinister side, a tree or and vert and a hut or and argent, issuing from it a stretch wavy or that joins the central stripe, symbolizing the municipality by its houses and ways of access and export of the resources produced in the municipality, on a field vert.
V. In the shield's dexter side and in the base's right angle, on a background vert, three trees or and vert, evoking the native forests in the region, as well as mate and fruit cultivation, which are regional sources of income.
VI. Sinister, in the base's left angle, also on a field vert, representations of cattle-breeding, pork breeding and poultry breeding, argent, or and argent, respectively, referring to animal productions, one of the pillars of the municipality's income.
VII. Beneath the shield, a scroll gules with the writing sable (black) 28-12 FAZENDA VILANOVA 1995, the municipality's name and date of political emancipation.
VIII. The shield supported dexter by a composition of maize leaves and cobs vert and or, sinister by a wheat plant of the same, symbolizing agricultural production in Fazenda Vilanova.
IX. The shield surmounted by a five-towered mural crown argent and sable.

Article 4.
The flag of the municipality of Fazenda Vilanova shall have for official colors green, golden yellow and red, being crossed by the diagonals running from the flag's upper angles and meeting at the mid-point of the flag's lower horizontal lines, defining three triangles, green on the left, golden-yellow in the center, and red on the right, representing:
I. Green, the development of the region's agricultural resources.
II. Golden yellow, economic progress and confidence in a prosperous future.
III. Red, the tenacity and hard work of the municipality's inhabitants.

Article 5.
The flag's features are the following:
I. The flag's width shall be of 14 units.
II. The flag's length shall be of 20 units.
III. The left triangle, green, is formed by the flag's left and upper lines and a line that runs from the upper left angle to the midpoint of the flag's lower line.
IV. The red triangle, red, is formed by another line that runs from the upper right angle to the midpoint of the flag's lower line.
V. The resulting, central triangle, is golden yellow.
VI. The coat of arms, centered on the flag, shall be of 8 units in width.
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Ivan Sache, 18 July 2020