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Esposende Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Esposende, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Esposende municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Apr 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a background yellow and blue gyronny (city rank).

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 1995.04.27. These arms and flag were adopted upon the upgrade of the municipality seat to city status in 1993.07.02 and are a trivial change of the former arms and flag.
António Martins, 07 Apr 2007

Coat of arms

Esposende municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 08 Apr 2007

The arms are Azure a representation of Our Lady of Esposende dressed Argent and caped Azure nimbed Or with the cape windflowing and surrounded by five five-pointed estoiles Or above a sailship Argent with three masts Sable. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Esposende".
António Martins, 07 Apr 2007


Version without the coat of arms

Esposende plain flag
image by António Martins, Apr 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999


Previous flag

Esposende previous flag
image by Sérgio Horta, 09 Apr 2007

The former arms and flag adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 1985.02.13, a remakably late date. These included the usual town attributes, four visible crown towers and blue and yellow quartered flag.
António Martins, 07 Apr 2007

Version without the coat of arms

Previous Esposende plain flag
image by António Martins, Apr 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999


Presentation of Esposende

Esposende municipality had 33 325 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 15 communes covering 95,18 km². It is part of Braga District, traditional province Minho, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Cávado.
António Martins, 07 Apr 2007


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