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Tapejara, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Tapejara, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020

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The municipality of Tapejara (21,809 inhabitants in 2015; 24,061 ha) is located 330 km north of Porto Alegre.

The municipality of Tapejara was established as Sede Teixeira by Manoel Amâncio Teixeira and Julião Luiz Almeida, who acquired three plots from Antônio dos Santos Bonetes. Plots were delimited and sold in three waves (1915, 1917 and 1920).
Sede Teixiera was elevated to the 11th section of the district of Coxilha, part of the municipality of Passo Fundo; transferred in 1922 to the district of Sete do Setembro, Sede Teixeira was elevated in 1929 to the 14th district of Passo Fundo.
The district was renamed in 1940 to Tapejara, the Tupi-Guarani name of river Carreteiro, "tape" meaning "a road" and "jara", "a lord". The Portuguese name of the river refers to the carters ("carroceiros") transporting goods between Sede Teixiera and Passo Fundo. The journey took at least three to four days, carts being the only means of transport at the time.

Emancipation of Tapejara was pushed by Father Raimundo, the parish's vicar, subsequently awarded the title of Protector of the Municipality. The plebiscite, organized with the support of State Representative Victor Graeff, was held on 10 July 1955. The municipality of Tapejara was established by State Law No. 2,667 promulgated on 9 August 1955.
Municipal website
Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020


A horizontal tricolour, red-white-green with the municipal coat of arms in a central white square, which has rounded corners.
Dirk Schönberger
, 21 April 2012

The flag of Tapejara is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 3,023 promulgated on 5 June 2007.

Article 2.
General characteristics. The flag of the municipality shall have three colors: red, white and green, in this order from top to bottom, the coat of arms of the municipality placed in the second color, horizontally centered.

Article 3.
Dimensions. The flag's length shall be 24 units.
I - The flag's width shall be 16 units.
II - The width of the first color (red) shall be 5 units.
II - The width of the second color (white) shall be 6 units.
III - The width of the third color (green) shall be 5 units.
IV - The distance of the coat of arms of the municipality to the borders shall be 9.5 units to the right, 5.2 unit to the bottom and 5.2 units to the top.

Article 4.
Color specifications
First color - Red
Subtractive synthesis (CMYK): C0 M10 Y100 K0
Additive synthesis (RGB): R255 G0 B0
Pantone 485

Second color - White
Subtractive synthesis (CMYK): C0 M0 Y0 K0
Additive synthesis (RGB): R255 G255 B255

Third color - Green
Subtractive synthesis (CMYK): C100 M0 Y100 K0
Additive synthesis (RGB): R0 G255 B0
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Tapejara is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 299 promulgated on 30 December 1964.

A Portuguese shield divided horizontally, in the first part a height planted with three Brazilian pines, symbols of the region's natural resources, growing into a sky argent, in the second part (center), red, a cart drawn by four mules, in the third part (base), blue water symbolizing river Carreteiro, today Tapejaro, the municipality's namesake. Beneath the shield a red scroll inscribed with the place name and dates of elevation to a district and a municipality. The five-towered crown argent represents the town's administrative autonomy.
Municipal website


The flag is also used with equal stripes.

Tapejara, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020

Tapejara, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020


Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020