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Municipality of Ribeira Grande (Cabo Verde)

Konsedju di Ribera Grandi

Last modified: 2016-05-06 by antónio martins
Keywords: ribeira grande | ribera grandi | sun (yellow) | mountains: 3 | stars: 10 | waves: 4 |
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Rib. Gr. mun. flag
image by António Martins, 18 Apr 2016


See also:

External links:

  • about this municipality in English Wikipedia
    reported by António Martins, 18 Apr 2016
  • map of this municipality, in OpenStreetMap
    reported by António Martins, 18 Apr 2016

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About the flag

This November 2008 photo in Ponta do Sol, Santo Antão isl., Cabo Verde shows the town hall of the Municipality of Ribeira Grande. Hoisted on three poles on its pediment, the national flag on the central (highest) pole, the Portuguese national flag at its right side on a lower pole (probably a protocol faux pas; the presence of this flag might be due to some kind of official visit), and at the left what seems to be the municipal flag: It seems to be a white over blue horizontal bicolor, and not quartered or plain as other caboverdean municipal flags reported before, but the photo might be misleading. I could not find other photos of this flag, only the emblem used standalong, as in this 2014 concert sponsored by the municipality.
António Martins, 18 Apr 2016

The logo/emblem/coat-of-arms depicts a three-peak island profile over the sea and under a big sun, apparently canting for Ponta do Sol (meaning "headland of the sun") and not for the municipal namesake Ribeira Grande (meaning "big creek"). (See smallish logo image at the official website.)
António Martins, 18 Apr 2016

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About the municipality

This municipality, although named after one of the two larger settlements encompassed in its territory, has its seat in the other. The towns in question are respectively Ponta do Sol and Ribeira Grande, the former being the northernmost point of the whole country.
António Martins, 18 Apr 2016

This thus named is on Santo Antão Island; not to be confused with Municipality of Ribeira Grande de Santiago, on Santiago Island.
António Martins, 19 Apr 2016


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