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Santa Marta de Penaguião Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Santa Marta de Penaguião, Distrito de Vila Real

Last modified: 2014-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Santa Marta de Penaguião municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Oct 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of green and purple.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Oct 2007

Coat of arms

[Santa Marta de Penaguião municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Oct 2007

The arms are Or a bunch of grapes Purpure leaved Vert and stalked Sable between two olive branches Vert crossed per saltire and stalked and fruited Sable. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE SANTA MARTA DE PENAGUIÃO".
"Santa Marta" means Saint Martha and "penaguião" can be analysed to mean something like "he-eagle cliff". These elements are not found in the arms, however, which concentrate in the usual county fair lookout, showing off local agricultural products.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Oct 2007

This flag and arms were adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série on 1 February 1934.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Oct 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

[Santa Marta de Penaguião municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Santa Marta de Penaguião

Santa Marta de Penaguião municipality had 8569 inhabitants in 2001, and it consists of 10 communes, covering 69,98 km². It is part of Vila Real District, traditional province and 1999 ref. adm. region Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Douro.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Oct 2007

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