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Penedono Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Penedono, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2014-07-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Penedono municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 16 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 white and black quarterly (town rank) background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Apr 2007

Coat of arms

[Penedono municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The arms are Gules on a mound Vert emphasized Argent a castle Argent with port and windows Sable and on a chief Argent a leopard passant Gules spotted Sable holding a wreath proper. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE PENEDONO".
"Penedono" is a cognate of "penedo", "cliff" or "rock outcropping" or "crag", which may be depicted in the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Apr 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1935.04.20.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Apr 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

[Penedono municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Penedono

Penedono municipality had 3445 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 7 communescommunes covering 132,70 km². It is part of Viseu District, traditional province Beira Alta, 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Litoral, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Douro.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 15 Apr 2007

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