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Montalegre Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Montalegre, Distrito de Vila Real

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[Montalegre municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Mar 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a white and blue quarterly (town rank) background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in 1984.02.02, a remarkably late date.
António Martins, 3 Mar 2007

Coat of arms

Montalegre municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Apr 2007

The arms are Gules between two oxen heads Or armed Argent in chief and a fess wavy Azure fimbriated potenty Argent a castle Argent masoned and open and litten Or with balcony turrets on its main tower. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Vila de Montalegre".
António Martins, 3 Mar 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

Montalegre plain flag
image by António Martins, Apr 2010

Presentation of Montalegre

Montalegre municipality had 1273 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 35 communes covering 806,19 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 Alto Trás-os-Montes. The arms include a reference to the local meat oxen variety barrosã and to the local castle; Montalegre lies in the border line with Spain, locally formed by a small river.
António Martins, 3 Mar 2007

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