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Tarouca Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Tarouca, Distrito de Viseu

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[Tarouca municipality] image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Oct 2006
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About the Flag

A typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on plain green background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Oct 2006

Coat of arms

[Tarouca municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Oct 2006 The coat of arms is argent issuant from a mound vert a castle sable masoned or and with port and windows or between a bunch of grapes leaved vert and fruited purple at dexter and a three ears of wheat or tied gules at sinister and campain wavy argent charged with three fesses wavy azure. Mural crown argent with four visible towers town rank and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "TAROUCA".

As far as I can guess, these arms refer to heritage and landscape features and to local agricultural production.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Oct 2006

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

Coat of arms and flag approved by law and published in the official journal _Diário do Governo, II SÚrie_ of 1951.07.05.

Presentation of Tarouca

Tarouca municipality had 8303 inhabitants in 2000, and it is divided in 10 communes, covering 100,1 km². It belongs to the Viseu District, to the traditional province Beira Alta, to the would be administrative region Beira Litoral, and to the current NUT2/CCR region Centro.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 4 Oct 2006

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