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Redentora, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Redentora (11,629 inhabitants in 2010; 30,264 ha) is located 450 km north-west of Porto Alegre.

Redentora was known in the early 1800s as Vila Seca (Dry Town), a name referring to the region's limited resources in freshwater. The first colonists of the place are Juio de Moura and his family, who settled around 1900 a plot belonging to Fazenda dos Borges, a domain established in 1870 by Manoel and Ana Belmont Borges.
The district of Redenção (Redemption) was established in 1888 within the municipality of Palmeira das Missões. In 1943 or 1947, the district was transfered to Três Passos and renamed to Redentora after a statue of Christ Redemptor.
The municipality of Rendetora was established on 12 April 1964.
Municipal website

Redentora is the birth town of Adão Pretto (1945-2009), one of the founders of the Movimento dos Trabalhadores Sem Terra. Elected for the first time in 1991, Pretto served as a Federal Representative (PT) for six legislatures.,,MUL987921-5601,00-MORRE+EM+PORTO+ALEGRE+O+DEPUTADO+ADAO+PRETTO.html
G1, 5 February 2009
Ivan Sache, 3 August 2020


The flag of Redentora is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 355 promulgated on 25 August 1976.

Article 2.
The features of the municipal flag shall obey to the proportions of Law No. 5,443 promulgated on 28 May 1968, by which the Federal Government prescribed the shape and design of the national symbols.
I. The flag shall be rectangular, white, charged in the center on both sides with the coat of arms of the municipality prescribed by Municipal Law No. 252 promulgated in 1972 altered by Law No. 354 promulgated on 10 August 1976.
II. White represents peace and union among the citizens and the coat of arms has its meaning defined in Law No. 252 altered by Law No. 354 promulgated on 10 August 1976.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Redentora is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 354 promulgated on 10 August 1976, altering Article 2 of Law No. 252 promulgated in 1972.

Article 2.
The municipal coat of arms shall be in proportions 18 units in width on 12 units in length, as follows.
I. The coat of arms shall be rectangular, separated from an upper part composed of a four-columned fortress and a lower part formed a scroll azure.
II. The upper part shall be celestial blue outlined in black, each column representing a power: Executive, Legislative, Judiciary, and for the fourth column, the Original Power, People's Power.
III. The scroll located beneath the shield shall be celestial blue, inscribed with "REDENTIORA", the present-day name of the municipality, and, at the ends, with the dates of establishment of the first colonist and of creation of the municipality.
IV. The shield shall have the three colors of the flag of Rio Grande do Sul: red, yellow and green, arranged as follows:
a) In the upper part, a red horizontal stripe charged with an Indian, representing the early days of the municipality's history and the heroism and the predecessors.
b) In the median part, a yellow horizontal stripe identical to the upper one, charged with a tractor, representing the municipality's main source of income, manual and mechanized agriculture.
c) In the lower part, a green stripe with a semi-circle formed by the shield's base, representing vegetation and the resources constituted by Brazilian pines and other trees, as well as mate represented by the calabash and straw in the Riograndense style.
V. Standing on the scroll placed beneath the shield, two green and yellow plants, left, wheat, and right, soybean, the municipality's main crops and sources of income.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 3 August 2020