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Municipality of São Filipe (Cabo Verde)

Konsedju di Sanflipi

Last modified: 2017-03-05 by antónio martins
Keywords: são filipe | san filipi | coat of arms: per pale | volcano |
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Rib. Gr. mun. flag
image by António Martins, 19 Apr 2016


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About the flag

The municipal flag is plain red with its emblem centered on it. The emblem is red and white with black lining (rendered as yellow stitching on the flag?), quasi-heraldic in nature: The shield has a samnitic point, pointy chief corners, and a domed top, and it is divided per pale, the sinister including a sun sector above the outline of a mountain with a plume of smoke, surely standing for the island’s huge volcano. (I cannot interpret any other details.) Below the shield, a white scroll reading "Município de São Filipe" in black capitals.
António Martins, 19 Apr 2016

The exact depiction of the emblem on the flag seems to vary or even differ from the official logo image online, as suggested by this photo of the 2013 Flag Day parade, where the scroll end is parallel to the bottom edge of the flag. See more images of both depictions in this slideshow hosted in the official website. Sadly the heraldry page of the official website is so far empty.
António Martins, 19 Apr 2016

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Municipal flag day

March 29th is municipal day and also municipal flag day (Dia do Município e da Bandeira de São Filipe), and it has been celebrated since at least 2013. (Sources: 2016, 2016, 2013.)
António Martins, 19 Apr 2016

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About the municipality

São Filipe is a municipality of Cabo Verde that takes up the western half of Fogo isl.; more than half the island’s population lives here, mostly in the namesake seat town.
António Martins, 19 Apr 2016


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