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Saldanha Marinho, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Saldanha Marinho, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 4 August 2020

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The municipality of Saldanha Marinho (2,869 inhabitants in 2010; 22,161 ha) is located 330 km north-west of Porto Alegre.

The municipality is named for the journalist, lawyer and politician Joaquim Saldanha Marinho (1816-1895). He served as President of Minas Gerais (1865-1867) and of São Paulo (1867-1868), where he pushed the establishment of railway lines. Among the signatories of the Republican Manifesto in 1870, he was one of the redactors of the draft of the Republican Constitution and seated at the Senate from 1890 to his death.

Ivan Sache, 4 August 2020


The flag of Saldanha Marinho is vertically divided green-red-white with the municipal coat of arms in the center.


The coat of arms of Saldanha Marinho is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 44 promulgated on 30 August 1989.

Article 1.
A Portuguese shield divided into two parts. In chief on a field [argent] a sun, wheat and soybean plants proper. In base, on a field or the hilly relief planted vert (green). In the extreme lateral parts, maize plants proper. The shield surmounted by a four-towered mural crown or. In the lower part, a scroll or inscribed sable (black) "9 de MAIO - SALDANHA MARINHO - 1988".
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Ivan Sache, 4 August 2020