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Castelo de Vide Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Castelo de Vide, Distrito de Portalegre

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[Castelo de Vide municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 July 2007
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About the Flag

It is a slighty atypical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on plain yellow background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 July 2007

Coat of arms

[Castelo de Vide municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 18 July 2007

The arms are Gules a castle Or masoned Sable between two grapevines Vert fruited Purpure set in pale. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "NOTÁVEL VILA DE CASTELO DE VIDE".
The honour augmentation "notável" ("noteworthy") added to the usual scroll text was given for the town's role during the Napoleonic invasions. "Castelo de vide" means "grapevine castle", thus the arms a fully canting.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 July 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : II Série in 1944.06.27.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 July 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

Plain (monocoloured) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 July 1999

Presentation of Castelo de Vide

Castelo de Vide municipality had 3872 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 4 communes covering 246,83 km². It is part of Portalegre District, traditional province and NUTS III Alto AlentejoAlto Alentejo, and 1999 ref. adm. region and C.C.R. / NUTS II Alentejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 July 2007

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