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Unistalda, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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Unistalda, RS (Brazil) image by Ivan Sache, 8 August 2020


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Municipality

The municipality of Unistalda (2,450 inhabitants in 2010; 60,239 ha) is located

Unistalda emerged in 1935-1936 during the building of the railway connecting Santiago and SŃo Borja by the Railway Battalion, commanded by General Horta Barbosa. The delimitation of the streets of a town started in 1937. Act 214 issued on 30 May 1938 by the Municipal Council of Santiago renamed the town to Unistalda, after the name of the the general's mother. In 1940, Emiliano Trindade and his wife Ascelino Loureiro offered plots to build the new town. Unistalda was elevated to the 4th district of Santiago by Municipal Act issued on 29 August 1940.
The municipality of Unistalda was established by State Law No. 10,648 promulgated on 28 December 1995 and inaugurated on 1 January 1997.

http://www.unistalda.rs.gov.br/
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 8 August 2020


Symbols

Vertically divided 1:2 green and red with the municipal arms in a white disk on the field boundary.
Dirk Sch÷nberger, 1 May 2012

The flag of Unistalda is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 66 promulgated on 29 December 1997.

Article 1.
The flag of the municipality of Unistalda has for official colors green, white and red, arranged in two panels inspired by the flag of Portugal and the colors of the flags of Italy and Rio Grande do Sul, represented as follows:
a) Red (gules) is a symbol of dedication, patriotic love, audacity, intrepidity, courage and valiance.
b) Green (vert) is a symbol of honor, civility, courtesy, glee, abundance and hope, since greening plains and fields promise profuse harvests.
c) White is a symbol of peace, friendship, integration, work and community's harmony.

Article 2.
The flag obeys the following rules.
I - The flag shall be composed of two panels, green and red in usual shades, forming a rectangle, and of a white circle, symmetrically placed between the two rectangles, the green rectangle being placed at the flag's left, with 7 units, and the red rectangle at the right, with 13 units.
II - The flag shall be charged in the center with a white panel, of 7 units, featuring the municipal coat of arms.

Article 3.
The flag obeys the following rules.
I - The flag's width is 14 units.
II - The flag's length is 20 units.
III - The coat of arms shall have a width of 7 units, leaving 3 units in the upper part and 3 units in the lower part.

https://leismunicipais.com.br/a/rs/u/unistalda/lei-ordinaria/1997/7/66/lei-ordinaria-n-66-1997-institui-a-bandeira-municipal-de-unistalda-e-da-outras-providencias
Leis Municipais database

The coat of arms of Unistalda is prescribed by Municipal Law No. 44 promulgated on 8 August 1997.

Article 1.
a) A classical shield, in Portuguese style, compliant with international heraldry, used to symbolize a 3rd rank municipality with power and sovereignty over its territory.
b) The coat of arms features dexter a field azure charged with mountains vert and a sun or and in front of a building argent, a locomotive of the Maria Fumaša type argent and sable and a tractor of the same. In the background an araucaria sable. In base a field argent barry gules and sable charged with a bovine argent and sable. In chief a blue field charged with five stars argent and sable and wheat plants argent, or and sable. The shield supported dexter and sinister by a maize cob vert, or and sable superimposed with soybean leaves and pods vert, or and sable, tied by a scroll gules inscribed with the toponym "28-12" "UNISTALDA" "1995". The shield surmounted by a mural crown argent, gules and sable.
c) Detailed description.
The coat of arms of Unistalda in Portuguese style alludes to the local people and the discoverers of the fatherland, a style used by most Brazilian municipalities. The blue field in chief and surrounding the central escutcheon with stars represents the Southern Cross and the nightly sky over the hills that predominate in the local topography. [...] The old locomotive "Maria Fumaša" is a tribute to the old railway station, kept until now as a vivid memory of the settlement. The tractor represents the force of the plant production extracted from the soil. The vertical bars represent the railway. The bovine represents cattle-breeding, a great source of income both in the past and now. Maize and soybean are two crops of significance for local economy. The scroll represents protection and power. The mural crown with three towers identifies a town of 3rd rank; the three red gates represent the three powers, Executive, Legislative and Judiciary.
d) Color description.
Or (gold) represents wealth and work. Azure (blue) represents peace and knowledge. Argent (silver and white) represents justice and faith. Vert (green) represents life, nature and hope. Gules (red) represents justice, work and power. Sable (black) represents prudence and protection.

https://leismunicipais.com.br/a/rs/u/unistalda/lei-ordinaria/1997/5/44/lei-ordinaria-n-44-1997-institui-o-brasao-do-municipio-de-unistalda-e-da-outras-providencias
Leis Municipais database

Photos
https://www.facebook.com/camaradeunistalda/photos/a.2206043156386905/2529152247409326/?type=3&theater
https://novapauta.com/2019/10/elas-cavalgaram-com-bandeira-da.html?m=0

Ivan Sache, 8 August 2020