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Porto Novo municipality (Cabo Verde)

Last modified: 2017-11-25 by antónio martins
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image by António Martins, 23 May 2017


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About the flag

This flag is clearly “dark” yellow as the stars of the municipal emblem, which are yellow, show lighter and contrast on it.
António Martins, 14 Nov 2017

Plain dark yellow flag with centered emblem, according to photographic evidence online:

António Martins, 23 May 2017 and 14 Nov 2017

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Emblem detail

The municipal emblem shows the usual circular “shield”/disc, dark blue with a light blue arched window shape (round above and square below, like an inverted iberian heraldic shield), from which the upper body of a prey bird (the Cape Verde buzzard, Buteo bannermani?) can be seen, with black beak and plumage in shades of white to ruddy brown; all around the edge of the disc a light grey edge with four notches at the cardinal points and four square inward protuberances pointing inwards at the intercardinal points (a clockwork wheel?). Outside the disc, the usual ten stars and chain links — this time they are green and four in number. The scroll below the disc reads "Porto Novo" between two large middots in serifed bold capitals. The shape of the scroll is similar to that of, i.a., Tarrafal mun., also shaped like a cloth strung and hung from two poles, but this time the poles are brown in color; the scroll is white and its draping is simpler than Tarrafal’s.
António Martins, 14 Nov 2017

The emblem (and thus the flag) existed already in 2006, as evidenced by this leaflet.
António Martins, 23 May 2017 and 14 Nov 2017

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