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Sarandi, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Sarandi (22,632 inhabitants in 2012; 35,336 ha) is located on the border with Santa Catarina state, 100 km north of Porto Alegre. The municipality is composed of the districts of Sarandi (seat), Barreirinho, Ati-ašu and Novo Sarandi.

Sarandi was settled in 1918 by the Gomes, Schering & Sturm Company, which sold plots to Italian colonists. The first settlers were established on 3 March 1919.
The municipality of Sarandi was established on 27 June 1939 and inaugurated on 1 January 1940.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020


The flag of Sarandi is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1,553 promulgated on 29 August 1975.

Article 1.
The flag of the municipality shall be white, charged in the central part with the municipal coat of arms prescribed by Law No. 988 promulgated on 18 June 1988.

Article 2.
The features of the flag of the municipality obey the following rules.
I - The flag's width is 14 units.
II - The flag's length is 20 units.
III - In the center shall be placed the coat of arms of the municipality.
IV - The arrangement of the coat of arms shall obey the following norms.
a) Its center shall be placed exactly in the middle of the 20-units length and its lower part shall reach the 4th unit of its the flag's width.
b) In the flag's length, the coat of arms shall be 6 units in length, from the 8th to the 13th unit.

Article 3.
The two sides of the flag shall be exactly equivalent, mirroring each other.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Sarandi is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1988 promulgated on 18 June 1964.

Article 1.
A shield divided in a field and two quarters, two scrolls and one sector. The field aims at representing the municipality's symbols and history. On a background or five stars representing the areas separated from the municipality to establish the municipalities of Nonoal, Liberato Salzano, Ronda Alta, Constantina and Rondinha. An Indian head-dress as a tribute to the lords who owned the land, acquired by conquest right, whose descendants still live in small groups in the municipality. A conquistador cross, as a tribute to the pioneers who established the first sheds of the old cattle ranches and to those who penetrated the land in search of easy access ways to Curitiba. In the upper part, a blue scroll recalling river Uruguai, near which the municipality of Sarandi was originally established. An orange scroll representing Santa Catarina state, whose territory is adjacent to the municipality. In the first quarter, a pig on a plowed field, as a tribute to pig breeding, one of the powers of the local economy. The plowed field represents proper production. In the second quarter, a maize cob symbolizing the important production of maize. The two quarters on a white field with the writing "prata de casa". A green sector representing agriculture organized as the base of the municipality's emergence, and promising industry represented by a cogwheel or. The shield supported by two wheat spikes, two soybean plants and a bunch of grapes, symbolizing the most significant crops. A stylized wavy stripe, in the colors of Rio Grande do Sul inscribed with the motto "DIGNITAS IN LABORE" and the date of political emancipation. The shield surmounted by a mural crown argent with three fortresses, symbol of the town, the fortresses representing the districts.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020