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Municipality of Ribeira Grande de Santiago (Cabo Verde)

Konsedju di Ribera Grandi di Santiagu

Last modified: 2020-12-26 by rob raeside
Keywords: ribeira grande de santiago | ribera grandi di santiago | contest | sun disc | palms: 2 | fortress | pillory |
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About the flag

A flag contest was held.
António Martins, 03 May 2016

We do know that flags for all emblems exist, as the legal frame is the same for both kinds of symbols.
António Martins, 31 March 2016

Emblem detail

[emblem] image by António Martins, 08 July 2017

The municipal emblem of Ribeira Grande de Santiago includes the usual round shield filled up with a distinctive motif: The central motif shows a scene with sunset (or sunrise) over local landmarks (fortress and pillory?) and two palm trees, everything in grades of lightest blue and white, the sun a golden yellow disc. This motif on the circular shield of the municipal emblem seems to be an adaptation to the generic design of Caboverdean municipal emblems of a pre-existing, free style logotype, also see in (maybe official?) use.
António Martins, 08 July 2017

This round emblem is surrounded above by the ten stars in two arcs with a chain segment at the apex, here of three (some times four?) green links, and below by a toponymic scroll, blue — sometimes curved, others straight, sometimes reading "MUNICÍPIO DE RIBEIRA GRANDE DE SANTIAGO" in black serifless capitals, others "RIBEIRA GRANDE DE SANTIAGO" in blue sans serif capitals above "Cidade Velha - Berço da Nação Caboverdiana" set in smaller, black sans serif letters.
António Martins, 08 July 2017

Examples of these variations:

  • Three links, and straight srcoll with two lines: two examples
  • Four links, and arched srcoll with one line: example
António Martins, 08 July 2017

About the municipality

This thus named is on Santiago Island; not to be confused with Municipality of Ribeira Grande, on Santo Antão Island.
António Martins, 19 April 2016