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Macao - 1967 Colonial Flag Proposal

Macau, Aomen

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[1997 flag proposal] image by António Martins, 8 July 2016

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Description of the flag

This proposal for a colonial flag was made by the heraldist Franz Paul Almaida Langhans. It is the Portuguese flag with the Macau shield in the lower part of the fly (in the pattern of Mozambique and others). The shield of Macau is the same as other provinces except that the upper left part is white with five shields with the five white quinas (circles). In the lower center are waves of green (symbolic of the sea in Portugal) and white. In the upper right of the shield is a blue background with a golden dragon bearing a blue shield with five white quinas. The shield can be seen in the image of the Macau army commandant.
Jaume Ollé, 7 April 1997

The 1935 coat of arms, widely used also on other flags, was one of the eight similar coats of arms approved by Ministerial Decree n.º 8:098, issued by the Colonies’ Minister on 1935.05.08 [] and published in Diário do Govêrno : I Série 104 of the same date on pages 597-599 (a rare case of illustrated legal texts concerning flags in Portuguese legislation).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 July 2016