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Horizontina, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Horizontina (19,329 inhabitants in 2019; 22,974 ha) is located 500 km north-west of Porto Alegre.

Horizontina was established on 18 September 1927 by Engineer Frederico Jorge Logemann, as Belo Horizonte colony, part of the municipality of Santo ¬ngelo. The first masoned house, built by Dahne e ConceiÁ„o & Cia, was used as its administrative seat by the Colonization Service. Transferred in 1931 to the newly established municipality of Santa Rosa, the colony was elevated to the district of Vila Horizonte in 1937. To prevent confusion with the big town of Belo Horizonte, the district was renamed to Horizontina in 1943.
The municipality of Horizontina was established by State Law No. 2,556 promulgated on 18 December 1954, and inaugurated on 28 February 1955.

Horizontina was awarded the title of "National Cradle of Combine Harvesters", after the building of Brazil's first harvester in 1965 and the establishment of a production unit by the John Deere company.
Walter BŁndchen (1916-2010) was Mayor of Horizontina from 1971 to 1975 and President of the local Chamber of Commerce; he is mostly known as the grand-father of the supermodel Gisele BŁndchen (b. 1980 in Horizontina or TrÍs de Maio)
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 18 July 2020

Description of the Flag

The flag and arms of Horizontina are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 590 promulgated on 27 February 1978.

Article 1.
The municipal symbols shall be:
I. The coat of arms established by Municipal Law No. 177 promulgated in 1962.
II. The municipal flag.

Article 6.
The features of the municipal flag shall obey the following rules.
I. The background panel shall be white.
II. In the center shall be placed the municipal coat of arms.
III. The two sides shall be exactly equal, mirroring each other.
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Horizontina was originally prescribed by Municipal Law No. 177 promulgated on 11 September 1962.

Article 1.
A Portuguese shield divided into two fields. First, on a blue sky, a rising sun on an infinite horizon and a green field with a plowed area.
The first and second fields separated by a blue wavy stripe.
Second, on a golden yellow background, a cog wheel surrounded by a soybean plant and a maize plant, the two flowered.
A stylized red stripe [scroll] with the motto "PAZ E TRABALHO" (Peace and Work) and the dates "1937" and "1954".
The shield surmounted by a mural crown argent with three fortresses and six crenels.
Leis Municipais database


Ivan Sache, 18 July 2020