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Viana do Castelo Municipality (Portugal)

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[Viana do Castelo municipality]
by António Martins, 27 Oct 1998
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About the flag

The flag is quartered black over yellow and the coat of arms 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 galion 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 cheif azure a castle or (canting arms, as "castelo" means "castle"). The weird thing here is that Viana do Castelo has city rank and thus the coat of arms crown is five-towered, but the flag itself is and remains quartered, as those of towns...
António Martins, 27 Oct 1998


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 in 40 communes covering 316 km2.
António Martins, 27 Oct 1998

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