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Pantano Grande, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Pantano Grande, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020

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The municipality of Pantano Grande (9,895 inhabitants in 2010; 84,761 ha) is located 120 km of Porto Alegre. The municipality is composed of the districts of Pantano Grande (seat), Monte Castelo, Várzea and Aroeiras.
Pantano Grande (Great Swamp) owes its odd name to the muddy clay soil that made the early roads swampy and limited traffic.

The municipality of Pantano Grande was established by State Law No. 8,488 promulgated on 15 December 1987, separating from Rio Pardo.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020


A diagonally divided flag per bend sinister, green-white-yellow, with the municipal arms in the centre.
Dirk Schönberger, 5 March 2012


Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020