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Soledade, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Soledade, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020

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The municipality of Soledade (31,002 inhabitants in 2019; 121,340 ha) is located 220 km north of Porto Alegre. The municipality is composed of the districts of Soledade (seat), Pinhal, Santa Terezinha and Bugre.

Soledade originates in the opening in 1810 of the Picada do Botucaraí, which facilitated immigration to the mountainous region of the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Soldade do Botucaraí.
The municipality of Soledade was established in 1875. That year, the German traveler Maximiliano Beschoren reported that "trade of agates, which are exported in great numbers, is the only source of income ".
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020


Three horizontal red stripes bordered yellow on a dark blue field, with a yellow triangle extending from the hoist bearing the municipal coat of arms.
Dirk Schönberger, 20 April 2012

The flag of Soledade is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1,067 promulgated in 1971.

The flag, designed by Arcinoé Antônio Peixoto de Farias, features the red and yellow and blue colors and the municipal coat of arms on the left.
The coat of arms applied on the flag represents the municipal government. The triangle charged with the coat of arms represents the town of Soledade proper, as the municipality's seat. The stripes represent the spread of the municipal power all over the municipal territory. The quarters represent the rural estates scattered over the municipal territory.
Municipal website

The coat of arms, designed by Arcinoé Antônio Peixoto de Farias, has the following symbolic meaning.
The mural crown identifiers a 2nd rank town, seat of a county.
Azure is a symbol of justice, nobleness, loyalty, perseverance and zeal.
The fleur-de-lys is the symbol of Nossa Senhora de Soledade.
The triple mount or represents Serra do Botucaraí.
The hunting horn, in cow-boy style, represents cattle-breeding.
The bordure argent with green and red gems symbolize the abundance in gems.
The maize and wheat plants symbolize agriculture.
Municipal website


Ivan Sache, 6 August 2020