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The municipality of Palmitinho (7,177 inhabitants in 2016; 14,405 ha) is
located 500 km north-west of Porto Alegre.
Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020
The flag and arms of Palmitinho are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 1,752
promulgated on 22 December 2004.
The flag of the municipality of Palmitinho was designed by the vexillologist and heraldist Arthur Luponi.
The flag of the municipality of Palmitinho has for proportions 14 units in width on 20 units in length. The flag's rectangular field is divided into three horizontal stripes, the middle (in white color) being twice wider than the upper or lower stripes, which are royal blue. In the center of the white stripe, on the flag's obverse and reverse, is featured the coat of arms of the municipality of Palmitinho.
1. The color shades shall be royal blue for the two stripes (upper and lower), and snow white for the central stripe.
2. The white stripe shall be 2/4 of the flag's width, to offer more amplitude to the coat of arms.
3. The proportions of the flag of the municipality of Palmitinho are identical to those of the national flag and of the state flag, that is, 14 units in width on 20 units in length.
4. On the reverse of the municipal flag, the coat of arms shall be represented as a mirrored image of the coat of arms featured on the flag's obverse.
5. The total width of the coat of arms shall be slightly distant from the stripe's borders.
Blue, on the first and third stripes, is a symbol of justice, nobleness, perseverance, loyalty, incorruptible firmness, dignity (Guelfi, 64 and AsÍncio 63). White (which is substituted to argent on flags) is a symbol of peace, friendship, loyalty, frankness, truth, dignity (Guelfi 51 and AsÍncio 53).
The coat of arms represents the municipality's economy, history and identity.
The features of the flag of the municipality of Palmitinho shall obey the following rules [Drawing].
I. The flag's rectangle (ABCD) shall be in proportions 14 units in width on 20 units in length.
II. The flag's width shall be divided into four equal parts to establish the stripes that compose it: the first and the third, in width 1/4 of this division, and the central stripe 2/4, or the half of the flag's width.
III. The vertical median (GH) divides the width of the white stripe (XX) into 8 equal parts.
IV. The auxiliary rectangle RSRS located in the flag's center is 8 units in width and 6 units in length.
The coat of arms of the municipality of Palmitinho was designed by the vexillologist and heraldist Arthur Luponi.
The first flag of Palmitinho was loosely prescribed by Municipal Law No. 8 promulgated on 18 May 1979 - erroneously entitled "Creating the national flag".
The flag of the municipality of Palmitinho shall have the following characteristics.
Blue, symbolizing the sky, the rivers' water and the municipality's youth.
Green, symbolizing the forests and vegetation.
Yellow, symbolizing the municipality's resources: agriculture, industry, commerce and cattle-breeding.
White, symbolizing peace and liberty.
b) A palm tree, the municipality's namesake.
c) A big star, symbolizing the municipality.
d) A small star, symbolizing the district.
The dimensions of the flag and its rules of use shall be prescribed by a Decree of the Executive.
Leis Municipais database
Ivan Sache, 2 August 2020