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Bossoroca, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Last modified: 2012-02-10 by ian macdonald
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[Flag of Bossoroca, RS] image by Ivan Sache, 14 January 2012

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About the Flag of Bossoroca

The flag of Bossoroca in the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is presented here: The web page records:
Instituted by the Law nş 369, of 13 November, 1980. Green represents the verdant fields and agriculture; yellow is for the wealth of the land, consisting of the agricultural activities; and white is the sign of peace of the people of Bossoroca.
Valentin Poposki
, 13 February 2006

The municipality of Bossoroca (6,887 inhabitants in 2010; 1,587 sq. km) is located in northwestern Rio Grande do Sul, 520 km of Porto Alegre. The municipality is named for gullies, usually known as "voçorocas" or "boçorocas", a word of Tupi origin. Such gullies, caused by water erosion of sandy soils, are common in the municipality, especially near the parish church.

The shield is divided into three parts. The upper part is vert with a gully proper. The lower part is or, charged with a bovine head and a tractor, all proper, respectively. Below the shield is placed a scroll vert with the black writing "Bossoroca" and "12/10/1965", The shield is flanked with a branch of soybean leaved vert and fructed or and a wheat spike or. The shield is surmounted with a four-towered mural crown or.
Vert represents the soil and the fields of the municipality, as well as its inhabitants' aspiration to peace and love. The gully shown on the background vert recalls the namesake of the municipality. Or represents the fertility of the soil and the work force. The bovine head and the tractor represent cattle-breeding and agriculture, respectively, the two main sources of income in the municipality. The soybean and wheat plants represent the two main crops in the municipality. The four-towered crown is the heraldic representation of the seat of a division of the royal administration.

Ivan Sache, 14 January 2012