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Silveira Martins, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Silveira Martins (2,481 inhabitants in 2017; 11,929 ha) is located 300 km north-west of Porto Alegre.

Silveira Martins is known as the Cradle of the Fourth Colony, for having received the Italian immigrants who established the 4th Nucleus of Italian Immigration in Rio Grande do Sul. The other nuclei were Caixas do Sul, Bento Gonçalves and Garibaldi.
The first settlers arrived on 19 May 1877, mostly from Venetia. The municipality of Silveira Martins was established on 11 December 1987, separating from Santa Maria.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020


The flag of Silveira Martins is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 71 promulgated on 28 November 1990.

Article 1.
The flag of the municipality of Silveira Martins is composed of a rectangular panel of 1.40 m on 1.14 m, charged with two united rectangles of 1,00 m on 0.30 m, whose external lines project to the center, open up and form two points in the upper and lower parts, referring to North and South directions.
I - The greater rectangle is white, while the superimposed rectangles are red and green.
II - The coat of arms of the municipality is applied on the internal rectangles.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Silveira Martins is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 70 promulgated on 28 November 1990.

Article 1.
I - A shield in classical Flemish-Iberian style surmounted by a four-towered golden-yellow mural crown (when for the county seat, one more).
II - In the shield's central part the tower of the St. Anthony of Padua church, in white, between two green hills.
III - At the tower's left, two deer, a shell-shaped sun.
IV - A waterfall running down from the mountain's top, in base a watermill wheel charged with two colonial plots, the red pointing to the north, to Italy, the green pointing to the south, to Brazil.
V - A golden yellow scroll inscribed in black with the toponym "Silveira Martins" surrounded by years "1877-1987".
VI - The shield supported left by a green grapevine with red grapes and right by a green potato plant.
Leis Municipais database


The St. Anthony of Padua church of Silveira Martins is the only church in Latin America with a cylindrical tower.


Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020