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Trofa Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-11-12 by antónio martins
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Trofa municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 02 Nov 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a white and blue gyronny (city rank) background. This flag and arms were adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 2000.12.19.
António Martins, 03 Nov 2007 and 2010


Arms detail

Trofa municipal arms
image by Sérgio Horta, 12 Sep 2007

The arms are Vert issuant from a campaign wavy wavy Argent and Azure a two-towered suspension bridge Argent masoned and litten Sable and on chief a cogwheel Or surrounded by two bundles of rye of four ears each Or tied Argent. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Trofa".
António Martins, 03 Nov 2007


Version without the coat of arms

Trofa plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999


Presentation of Trofa

Trofa municipality had 37 581 inhabitants in 2001, and it consists of 8 communes, covering 71,73 km². It is part of Porto District, traditional province Douro Litoral, and 1999 ref. adm. region Entre-Douro-e-Minho, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Ave.
António Martins, 03 Nov 2007

Municipality of Santo Tirso had recently it’s western half made the new municipality of Trofa.
António Martins, 14 Jul 1999

"Trofa" comes from Arabic for "frontier", wich is not depicted in the arms. These in turn show the local drawbridge.
António Martins, 03 Nov 2007


Commune flags


Alvarelhos Commune


Presentation of Alvarelhos Commune

External links

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