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Rolante, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Rolante, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 3 August 2020

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The municipality of Rolante (20,599 inhabitants in 2010; 30,353 ha) is located 100 km north-east of Porto Alegre.
Ivan Sache, 3 August 2020


A red-white-red vertical triband, with the municipal arms in the centre.
Dirk Schönberger, 15 March 2012

The flag and arms of Rolante are prescribed by Municipal Law No.884 promulgated on 26 April 1991.

Article 1.
The coat of arms and the flag of Rolante have their models and colors described in Appendix I and II, which are parts of this Law.
§1. The flag shall be rectangular, in width O.7 of its length.
§2. The red shade of the flag shall be that of the flag of the state of Rio Grande.

Appendix I.
1. The coat of arms of Rolante shall be composed as follows.
1.1. A Portuguese shield surmounted by a crenulated tower, representing the municipality's defences.

2. The shield features the following fields and charges.
2.1. At the right angle of the upper point, a plow and a picket, representing the colonist's hard work; an anvil, representing autarky; and a cart, the only means of transport.
2.2. At the left angle of the upper point, a cross and a bell, symbolizing the people's religious feeling; a zither, representing culture in the municipality, the singing societies, which maintains choirs; and a quill, representing education, always in foreground.
2.3. In middle chief, base of the acropod, a ? representing shoe industry, the municipality's main source of income; a bunch of grapes and barrels, representing wine-growing; a cow, representing milk production; a rake and a hoe, representing horticulture.
2.4. In the center, where the three angles converge, a man representing the settlement's work and power, illuminated by knowledge - a candlestick, supported by justice - a pair of scales, generating the municipality's ascending progress - the cogwheels.

3. Scrolls.
3.1. A main scroll charged in the center with the municipality's name "Rolante", at the dexter end with the day and month "28.02", and at the sinister end with year "1955", the date of inauguration of the municipality.
3.2. The dexter scroll features the latitude of the municipal seat, the sinister the longitude.
3.3. Based on the lateral right scroll, in the upper part a maize plant, and in the lower part a bean plant. Based on the lateral left scroll, in the upper part a tobacco plant, and in the lower part a potato plant, representing the resources of the municipality since the colonization.
3.4. Surmounting the main scroll, a big star representing the municipal seat surrounded by smaller stars representing the districts.

4. Format
The coat of arms is inscribed in an imaginary rectangle of 0.80 unit in width and 0.85 unit in length.

5. Colors
1. Background: Celestial blue
2. Barrels: Yellow orange
3. Harp body: Yellow orange
4. Bell: Old yellow
5. Cart: Old yellow
6. Cows: White with black spots
7. Oxen: Reddish black
8. Man (central): "skin color"
9. Farmer's face: "skin color"
10. Farmer's pants: Dark blue
11. Farmer's shirt: Checky white and red
12. Anvil: Dark gray
13. ?: Dark gray
14. Plow and pickets: Dark gray and black
15. Cross: Black
16. Cogwheels: Black
17. Crown: Black
18. Inner part of main scroll: Black
19. Towers: Black
20. Letters and numbers: Black
21. Bricks: Yellow
22. Tower's body: Yellow
23. Scrolls: Red
24. Stars: Black
25. Plants: Green
26. Grapes: Wine red
27. Quill: White
28: Candlestick's body and sails: White.

Appendix II.
The flag shall have a rectangular format, in width 0.7 its length.
It is vertically divided into three sections of equal length.
The two outer sections are red with the red shade of flag of Rio Grande do Sul and the central section is white, charged in the center with the coat of arms of the municipality.
The coat of arms shall have a length of 0.82 of the flag's central stripe.
Leis Municipais database

The Law abrogated Municipal Law No. 623 promulgated on 17 November 1987, which prescribed the first symbols of the municipality.

Article 1.
§1. The coat of arms of the municipality shall feature the following elements.
I. Shaped like a stylized mate calabash, black, surmounted by four rectangular protrusions, symbolizing crenels, which protect the elements composing the shield.
II. In the inner part, on the right, the Chuvisqueiro waterfall, which, by its beauty, is a renowned attraction point and symbolizes nature, which was generous to Rolante through the beauty of the municipality's valleys, mountains and swamps.
III. In the upper left part, a stylized factory with a rising sun in the background, representing ever growing activities in the sectors of industry and commerce.
IV. In the lower left part, a tractor representing agriculture and cattle-breeding always powerful in the municipality.
V. Separating the three symbols, river Rolante and its tributary, river Areia, on which confluence the settlement at the origin of the municipality was established.
VI. In the lower part, in bold letters "Rolante - RS" and years "1909" and "1954", for the elevation to the status of "vila" and municipal emancipation, respectively.

§2. The flag of the municipality shall have the following features.
White, charged horizontally at the lower third part with a stylized river, in blue, representing river Rolante, the municipality's namesake, surmounted by the coat of arms centered in the flag's middle.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 3 August 2020

Centro de Tradições Gaúchas Passo de Tropeiros

Rolante, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 3 August 2020

The flag of CTG Passo de Tropeiros is white with the association's emblem in the center and green-red-yellow diagonal stripes in lower hoist and upper fly.


"22a R.T." stands for "22a Região Tradicionalista", 22nd Traditionalist Region.

Ivan Sache, 3 August 2020