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image by Dirk Schönberger,
1 May 2012
The municipality of União da Serra (1,666 inhabitants in 2007; 12,841 ha) is located 160 km north of Porto Alegre.
Ivan Sache, 8 August 2020
A white flag with the municipal arms in the centre.
Official website at
Dirk Schönberger, 1 May 2012
The flag and arms of União da Serra are prescribed by Municipal Law No. 74
promulgated on 10 June 1994.
The flag shall have for central elements the coat of arms, whose heraldic meaning is described in Article 4 of this Law. Three green, red and blue stripes cross it, running from the lower left canton to the upper right canton, without interfering with the central elements. Green and red represents the Italian colonization, which was significant and decisive in the region, while blue represents the vastness of the ocean, which carried the creams and hopes of the first colonists heading to the New World, being also the connection between the continents. The arrangement of the stripes indicates the municipality's dynamism and ascending trajectory, of its economy and culture, with the firm willingness to obtain ever increasing achievements.
The coat of arms of União de Serra has the following meaning.
Beneath the shield, in red, appears date "20.03.92", the municipality's date of emancipation. The shield is surrounded by a wavy stripe whose colors, red, green and white, represent Italian colonization in the region. On the sides of this stripe appear maize plants symbolizing the very strong agriculture, a vital source of income for the region. Within the shield, the central element is the St. Louis Chapel, the municipality's heart, near which the seat of União de Serra was established. The chapel also represents popular faith and dedication to religion. On the chapel's right appear figs, symbolizing the oldest and most traditional fruit cultivation in the region. On the chapel's left is a waterfall that highlights the beauty of the natural environment. In the background, heights characteristic of the region and a rising sun, whose rays bring life, energy and light, alluding to the birth of a new municipality. The shield surmounted, according to the principles of heraldry by a golden mural crown with three towers, which represent Oeste on the left, Pulador on the right, the main tower symbolizing the union of the two settlements to form União da Serra, the seat with open gate symbolizing progress.
Leis Municipais database
Ivan Sache, 8 August 2020