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Melgaço Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Melgaço, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

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[Melgaço municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Jan 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a plain red background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1935.12.17.
António Martins, 24 Jan 2007

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Coat of arms

Melgaço municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Mar 2007

The arms are Argent on a mound Sable charged with a wavy fess Azure on a wavy fess Argent a castle Gules under an escutcheon Azure charged with 13 plates set 2+3+2+3+2+1 (old quina) held by two lions Gules affronty each standing on a slope of the said mound. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE MELGAÇO".
António Martins, 24 Jan 2007

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Version without the coat of arms

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

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Presentation of Melgaço

Melgaço is the northernmost portuguese municipality. It had 9996 inhabitants in 2001, and it consists of 18 communes, covering 239,04 km². It is part of Viana do Castelo District, traditional province Minho, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Minho-Lima.
António Martins, 24 Jan 2007

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