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Nicolau Vergueiro, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Last modified: 2012-04-07 by ian macdonald
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Nicolau Vergueiro, RS (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 1 March 2012

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Description of the Flag

A white flag with the municipal arms in the centre and small waving German and Hungarian flags on either side.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 1 March 2012

I have not found any explanation about flag or the coat of arms. The name Nicolau Vergueiro may or may not linked to Nicolau Pereira de Campos_Vergueiro ( a Brazilian politician born in Portugal in the 18th century.
Dirk Schönberger, 1 March 2012

The Guerra dos Farrapos went on in this part of the world. A painting by Guilherme Litran depicting the Farrapos ('Ragamuffins') shows them with black-red-gold pennants. I was wondering whether this was a flag we know little of, but found nothing more than a similar painting at However, the footnote at says:

It is noteworthy that the pennons flying from the cavalrymen's lances are not the Green, Red and Yellow Flag of the Riograndense Republic, but the Black, Red and Gold of the Flag of Germany, at this time a brand-new creation which got wide fame, far outside the boundaries of Germany, through the 1832 Hambach Festival. And at this time it was considered very much a revolutionary flag, standing for Liberty and Civil Rights as much as it stood for German Nationalism.
Jonathan Dixon, 2 March 2012