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São José dos Ausentes, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

Last modified: 2012-04-22 by ian macdonald
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São José dos Ausentes, RS (Brazil) image by Dirk Schönberger, 2 April 2012

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Description of the Flag

A red-white-red vertical triband, bearing the municipal arms in the centre.

Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 2 April 2012

Is that a snowflake as the charge on coat of arms?
Tomislav Todorovic, 3 April 2012

Probably yes. The local legend, as related on the municipal website, claims that the village was named "dos Ausentes" (of the Absentees) because harsh weather, particularly cold, forced the villagers to leave the place for long periods.
Ivan Sache, 3 April 2012