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Fafe Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Fafe, Distrito de Braga

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[Fafe municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 21 Apr 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a red and white gyronny (city rank) background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 1987.01.23. These arms and flag were adopted upon the upgrade of the municipality seat to city status in 1984.06.28 and are a trivial change of the former arms and flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Apr 2007

Coat of arms

Fafe municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Apr 2007

The arms are Argent issuant from a base barry wavy Azure and Argent a rivermill wheel Gules and in chief a sun Or with 16 rays on a roundel Azure and flanked by a bundle of three maize ears Or leaved Vert pointing down in dexter and a bunch of grapes Purple leaved Vert in sinister. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Cidade de Fafe".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Apr 2007

Version without the coat of arms

Fafe plain flag
image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 2010

Variation with white background

The municipal website of Fafe shows the coat of arms on a white background and calls it "bandeira.jpg" (meaning flag), but the real flag of Fafe municipality has a white over red gyronny background. I’m quite surprised to see this error in the municipal website…
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Jul 1999, and Jorge Candeias, 15 Jul 1999

Previous flag

Fafe previous flag
image by Sérgio Horta, 20 Apr 2007

The former arms and flag adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1940.06.14, a remakably late date. These included the usual town attributes, four visible crown towers, "vila" instead of "cidade" ond the scroll, and plain red flag.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Apr 2007

Fafe municipality had 52 757 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 25 communes covering 218,87 km². It is part of Braga District, traditional province Minho, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Ave.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 20 Apr 2007

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