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Amares Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Amares, Distrito de Braga

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[Amares municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,
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About the Flag

The flag is a plain green field but, unlike Libya, has the coat of arms in the centre.
Jorge Candeias, 20 June 1998

Coat of arms

[Amares municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 20 June 1998

he coat of arms is typical, having a 4-towered mural crown, a scroll reading "VILA DE AMARES" and a shield with a silver field, charged with an all-green fruit tree (incl. the trunk) charged with golden fruits and sided by two bunches of red grapes in the top and two yellow corn cobs with green leaves in the bottom.
This coat of arms is simply a depiction of the main agriculture productions of the municipality: corn, fruits (particularly pears, grapes and wine).
Jorge Candeias, 20 June 1998

Flag and arms were approved 17 August 1951
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 July 1999

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 Amares

Amares is a town belonging to the Braga district, old Minho province, future Entre Douro e Minho region. It has an area of 81,9 sq. km inhabited by about 17 000 people distributed amongst 16 communes. It’s another rural municipality, partially included in the first protected area in Portugal (and our only national park) the National Park of Peneda-Gerês. Some eco-tourism is starting to develop all over the park, and I suppose that the municipality of Amares is no exception.
Jorge Candeias, 20 June 1998

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