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Viana do Castelo Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Viana do Castelo, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2016-02-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Viana do Castelo municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, modified by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Aug 2014
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny of black and yellow (city rank).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Aug 2014

Coat of arms

[Viana do Castelo municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The shield is gules, on a sea of three waves, azure and argent (usually it would be vert and argent, for blue stands for rivers, not see…), a gallion or, draped argent and bearing on the main sail a cross of five eschuteons azure, each charged with a saltire of bezants argent. And on a chief azure a castle or (canting arms, as "castelo" means "castle"). Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading "CIDADE DE VIANA DO CASTELO" in black upper case letters.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Oct 1998

Former Flag reported 1998

[Viana do Castelo municipality 1998] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Oct 1998

The flag was quartered (town rank) black over yellow with the coat of arms centred. The weird thing here is that Viana do Castelo had city rank and thus the coat of arms crown was five-towered, but the flag itself remained quartered, as those of towns
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Oct 1998

Flag and arms apparently have been in use in 2012
Source: municipal webpage and image
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 27 Aug 2014

Version without Coat of Arms

[Viana do Castelo municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Viana do Castelo

A city in northwestern Portugal, currently in the Viana do Castelo District, once in the province Minho. In 1992, 83 620 inhabitants covering 316 km². Currently (2014) it is subdivided into 27 communes.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 27 Oct 1998

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