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Vila Nova de Paiva Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Vila Nova de Paiva, Distrito de Viseu

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[Vila Nova de Paiva municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Apr 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Apr 2007

Coat of arms

[Vila Nova de Paiva municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Apr 2007

The arms are Azure between two trouts affronty hauriant Argent spotted Or and Gules an ear of wheat Or. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA NOVA DE PAIVA". "Paiva" is the name of the local river (Douro basin), which is symbolized by the trouts in the CoA.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Apr 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1935.03.26.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Apr 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

Plain (monocoloured) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Vila Nova de Paiva

Vila Nova de Paiva municipality had 14  998 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 5 communescommunes covering 177,37 km². It is part of Viseu District, traditional province Beira Alta, 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Litoral, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Centro, and NUTS III Dão-Lafões.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Apr 2007

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