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Alfândega da Fé Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Alfândega da Fé, Distrito de Bragança

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[Alfândega da Fé municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Sep 2006
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a white field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Sep 2006

Coat of arms

[ municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Sep 2006

The coat of arms is Sable a tower Argent masoned Sable with port and windows Gules, surrounded in chief by an arc of seven bees Or pointing to the centre. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE ALFÂNDEGA DA FÉ".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Sep 2006

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário do Governo, I Série on 27 April 1935
António Martins-Tuválkin, 23 Sep 2006

Presentation of Alfândega da Fé

"Alfândega da Fé" means literaly "Faith Toll" and apparently this is not referred to in the arms. Alfândega da Fé municipality had 5688 inhabitants in 2000, and it is divided in 12 communes, covering 332.0 km². It belongs to the Bragança District, to the traditional province and would be administrative region Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, and to the current NUT2/CCR region Norte.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Sep 2006

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