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Redondo Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Redondo, Distrito de Évora

Last modified: 2014-07-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Redondo municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Dec 2006
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About the Flag

Redondo municipality has a quite typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a quartered background (town rank) red and yellow.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Dec 2006

Coat of arms

[Redondo municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Dec 2006

The arms are Azure semy of bees Or a tower Gules open and with port and windows Or and masoned Sable issuant from a campaign Sable. (The tower has a thicker "ground storey" with an embattled rim, it is more like an one-tower castle.) Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "REDONDO".
Meaning:
"Redondo" means "round", which is not shown in the arms (apart from the round-pointed shield, that is, but then again all Portuguese territorial shields are round-pointed; (there's no municipality named "Quadrado" nor "Bicudo", meaning "square" and "pointy", so quod erat demonstrandum!); supposedly the bees and tower stand for local attractions.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Dec 2006

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : II Série in 1951.02.02 (a remarkably late date).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Dec 2006


Version without Coat of Arms

[Redondo municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Redondo

Redondo municipality had 6990 inhabitants in 2001, and it is divided in 2 communes, covering 369,5 km². It is part of: Évora District, traditional province and NUTS III Alto Alentejo, and 1999 ref. adm. region and C.C.R. / NUTS II Alentejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 Dec 2006


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