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Cabeceiras de Basto Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Cabeceiras de Basto, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by antónio martins
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[Cabeceiras de Basto municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 July 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and purple.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 July 2007

Coat of arms

[Cabeceiras de Basto municipality municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 12 July 2007

The arms are Azure bewteen two hunting horns Argent a fess wavy of the Same and on a bordure Or eight bunches of grapes Purpure leaved Vert. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading "CABECEIRAS DE BASTO" in black upper case letters.
"Cabeceiras de Basto" (or, with definite article, "cabeceiras do Basto") means "fountains of the Basto" (a local river), which makes the fess canting. No idea about the horns, and grapes are probably trivial references to local vineyards.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 July 2007

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série in on 19 March 1987, a remarkably late date.
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Version without Coat of Arms

[Cabeceiras de Basto municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of

Cabeceiras de Basto municipality had 17 846 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 12 communes covering 240,88 km². It is part of Braga District, traditional province Minho, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Ave.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 July 2007

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