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Cantanhede Municipality (Portugal)

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[Cantanhede municipality]
by António Martins, 25 Feb 2000
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About the flag

It is a quite typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a background gyronny (city rank) of yellow and purple. The coat of arms is argent, a tree (what kind?) proper between two grapes, fruited purple; chief azure, a ring or between two fleurs-de-lis of the same. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CIDADE DE CANTANHEDE".
António Martins, 25 Feb 2000

The ring has a puple gemstone on it, turned upwards.
António Martins, 06 Sep 2003


Presentation of Cantanhede

Cantanhede municipality had 37 000 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 19 communes, covering 397 km2. It belongs to the Coimbra District and to the old province of Beira Litoral.
António Martins, 25 Feb 2000

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