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Castelo Branco Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Castelo Branco, Concelho de Horta, Açores

Last modified: 2018-07-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Castelo Branco (Horta) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 July 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Vert, issuant from base a cape (promontory) Argent; in chief an ancient coronet Or, surrounding a sword Argent hilted Or and a palm frond Or, crossed per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "CASTELO BRANCO - HORTA".
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 May 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018

Presentation of Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco Commune is one of the 13 communes of Horta Municipality; it had 1309 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 24.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 July 2018

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