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Sertão Santana, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Sertão Santana (5,850 inhabitants in 2010; 25,161 ha) is located 80 km south-west of Porto Alegre.

Sertão Santana was settled in 1880 by French and Spanish colonists, on land originally granted in 1782 to Domingo Ribeiro da Cunha by Viceroy Luiz de Vasconcelos e Souza. In 1892, Commander Eduardo Secco initiated the organized colonization; the chapel of Sant'Ana de Sertão was consecrated on 28 October 1895.
The municipality of Sertão Santana was established by State Law No. 9,595 promulgated on 20 March 1992.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020


A white flag bearing the municipal coat of arms centred.
Dirk Schönberger
, 18 April 201

The flag and arms of Sertão Santana are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 159 promulgated on 12 September 1995.

Article 2.
The coat of arms of the municipality is described as follows.
German shield, quartered by a cross or (gold) and charged in the center by a black open book, evoking religious feeling, culture and emphasis put on education, respectively, which are significant components of the life of the municipality's inhabitants.
In chief dexter, on a background gules (red) a three-hands handshake or (gold), recalling the origin of the municipality of Sertão Santana, composed of former parts of the municipalities of Tapes, São Jerônimo and Guaíba, as well as the origin of the immigrants responsible of the colonization of the municipality.
In chief sinister, on a blue field, an umbu, a emblematic, big tree planted on the town's main square, with a trunk argent and foliage vert (green), symbolizing the rainforest reserve.
In counter-chief dexter, a fess azure (blue) and a fess vert (green) symbolizing the topography of the region of the municipality, located in Serra do Tapes, with three hills: Emboaba, Cutia and Maravalha.
Fesses wavy azure (blue) and argent, symbolizing the water resources of the municipality; a fess gules (red) referring to cattle-breeding, the origin of the municipality's development.
In counter-chief sinister, on a background gules (red) a plow argent and or (gold), representing agriculture, mainly developed as small farms, which are one of the pillars of the municipality's economy.
The shield surrounded dexter and sinister by plants of rice or (gold) and vert (green). The shield placed on two crossed hoes or (gold) representing the agricultural resources, fruit of the farmers' work.
The shield surmounted by a five-towered mural crown or (gold) and argent. Beneath the shield, a three-part scroll argent inscribed in black Gothic letters "24-03", "Sertão Santana" and "1992", the municipality's day and month of political emancipation, name, and year of emancipation. The scroll's border is shaped like cogwheels, referring to the municipality's industrial activity.

Article 5.
The flag of the municipality has white for its official color.

Article 6.
The features of the flag obey the following rules.
I- The flag's width is 14 units.
II - The flag's length is 20 units.
III - The flag's center is charged with the coat of arms of the municipality.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020