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Campestre da Serra, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)

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The municipality of Campestre da Serra (3,247 inhabitants in 2010; 53,991 ha is located 200 km north of Porto Alegre.

Campestre da Serra was originally known as Vila Korff, named for its first settler. The inauguration on 15 February 1907 of the Korff bridge, the first bridge built over Tapirs' River, cause the boom of the place.
Renamed to Campestre ("a small camp surrounded by forest"), the town was originally the 3rd district of Vacaria, with seat in São Manuel. The building of a road caused the relocation of the inhabitants of São Manuel to Campestre.
The municipality of Campestre da Sierra was established on 23 March 1991.
Municipal website

Ivan Sache, 13 July 2020

Description of the Flag

The flag and arms of Campestre da Serra are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 243 promulgated on 27 September 1999.

Article 1.
I. Coat of arms
a) The elements of the coat of arms have the following meaning:
Political component: The upper part of the coat of arms features a mural crown, symbolizing the municipality's administrative autonomy; the open gates welcome those who want to be part of the municipality's greatness.
Religious component: The cross, centered on the coat of arms, symbolizes the centralization of the municipal activities around the principles of faith.
Economical component: A farmer cultivating the soil, a bovine, a chicken, a garlic head, a tomato, an apple, a peach, grapes, roses and a truck characterize the municipal potential for agriculture, cattle-breeding and road transport.
Industrial and commercial components: The cogwheel and the bell are symbols of industry and commerce.
Traditional component: The scroll inscribed "20-03 CAMPESTRE DA SERRA 1992" indicated the date of emancipation of the municipality.

II. Flag
a) The municipal flag shall be charged in the center with the municipal coat of arms.
b) The elements of the flag have the following meaning:
Political component: The flag's colors, red, white and blue, are a tribute to the Italian origin of most early settlers and founders of the municipality of Campestre da Serra.
Symbolic component: The flag's colors, red, white and blue, also represent:
Red represents the soil and the products of diverse activities such as arboriculture, horticulture, cattle-breeding, agriculture, aviculture etc., fruit cultivated and harvested with much sweat and blood.
White represents the limpid water of the rivers and aspiration to harmonious and pacific coexistence of the population.
Blue represents the sky and the perspective of future prosperity.

Article 3.
The dimensions and norms of use of the flag prescribed in this Law shall be as for the national and state flags [...]
Leis Municipais database

The flag is diagonally divided, per bend sinister, blue-white-red, with the municipal coat of arms in the center.


Ivan Sache, 13 July 2020