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Viseu Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Viseu, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2014-07-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Viseu municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Dec 1998
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    About the Flag

    The flag is gyronny red and yellow (city rank), with the municipal coat of arms in the centre.
    António Martins-Tuválkin,

    Coat of arms

    [Viseu municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Nov 2007

    The arms argent, a castle gules, with port and windowa or, with a hornblower blowing or, dressed sable, headdressed argent and of complexion of the same, on top of the dexter tower, and an apple tree vert, fructed or, stemmed sable, on the sinister tower. Mural crown of five towers (city rank) and white scroll reading "CIDADE DE VISEU" in black capitals.
    Meaning:
    No clues about the meaning of the apple tree nor the hornblower; the castle, as usual, stands for the local castle. ""
    António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Dec 1998

    I believe there is no British [nor German] heraldry equivalent to the French "ajouré" and the Spanish "aclarado" [portuguese "iluminado"] — only «with windows and gate x» (where "x" is the hue).
    Santiago Dotor, 17 Dec 1998

    (editorial note: in German "durchbrochen" is the equivalent of "ajouré" and "betagleuchtet" (a terrible word) is the equivalent of "aclarado"; kms)

    Version without Coat of Arms

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

    Presentation of Viseu

    Viseu is a 508 km2 municipality in the Viseu district and in the old province of Beira Alta, with 83 940 inhabitants in 25 communes.
    António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Dec 1998


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