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Santa Bárbara do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Santa Bárbara do Sul, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 4 August 2020

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The municipality of Santa Bárbara do Sul (8,829 inhabitants in 2010; 97,115 ha) is located 350 km north-west of Porto Alegre.

Santa Bárbara do Sul emerged along the old trail used by tropeiros to convey cattle to the Sorocaba fairs. In 1820, Atanagildo Pinto Martins was granted a concession to establish Fazenda Santa Bárbara. The inauguration of the railway line in 1897 boosted the development of the town.
In the 1950s, a group of farmers from Caxia do Sul, supported by official grants, initiated wheat cropping in the municipality, which soon ranked 5th among the wheat producers nationwide.
Santa Bárbara was renamed to Blau Nunes by Decree Law No. 270 issued in 1944, to be renamed to Santa Bárbara do Sul by Decree Law No. 39 issued on 4 September 1948. The municipality of Santa Bárbara do Sul was established by State Law No. 3,703 promulgated on 31 January 1959.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 4 August 2020


The flag of Santa Bárbara do Sul is green, quartered by a white off-centered cross filled red. A white disc is placed over the intersection of the arms of the cross, charged with the municipal coat of arms.


Ivan Sache, 4 August 2020