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Terra de Areia, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Terra de Areia, RS (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 23 April 2012

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The municipality of Terra de Arreia (10,711 inhabitants in 2016; 14,177 ha) is located 150 km north-east of Porto Alegre.

Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020


A white flag with the municipal coat of arms centred.

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Dirk Schönberger, 23 April 2012

The flag and arms of Terra de Areia are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 10 promulgated on 31 January 1989.

Article 1.
I - The coat of arms shall have the following characteristics.
a) A shield with a black border, measuring 70 cm in width on 40 cm in length.
b) The shield's inner part divided in six quarters, the upper featuring a green mountain, visible from the town when looking to the west, a sun spreading its rays and the municipality's name in black.
c) The central part divided in four white rectangles, the upper left charged with a black bovine's head, the upper right charged with a pineapple and two bunches of banana, yellow and green, the lower left charged with a tray of vegetables, green, yellow and purple, the lower right charged with an orchid flower, green, white and purple, symbolizing resources.
d) The four central rectangles are separated by two black stripes with white dots, symbolizing the two main roads that cross the municipality, north-south, road BR101, east-west, and road RS486 (the future Sun Road). The crossing of the two stripes also forms a cross, as a symbol of the Christian origin of the municipality's inhabitants.
e) The lower part, rounded-off, celestial blue and sea blue, is crossed by black wavy lines, representing water of the rivers, lagoons and sea.
f) Beneath the shield, a scroll inscribed "UNIÃO-13.04.1988-TRABALHO", the municipality's motto and date of creation.

Article 2.
The municipal flag shall have the following characteristics.
a) The flag's dimensions shall be 20 units, that is, 120 cm in length, on 15 units, that is, 90 cm in width.
c) The colors of the flag are those of the coat of arms of the municipality and official colors of the municipality of Terra de Areia: celestial blue, golden yellow, green, black, white, pink and sea blue.
d) The flag is composed of the coat of arms on a white background.
e) The coat of arms covers units 1 to 13 in width and units 7 to 14 in length.
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Ivan Sache, 7 August 2020