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Miranda do Corvo Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Miranda do Corvo, Distrito de Coimbra

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[Miranda do Corvo municipality] image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Dec 2006
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About the Flag

It is a quite typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Dec 2006

Coat of arms

[ municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Dec 2006

The arms are on a tower gules masoned sable and with port and windows gules [not really issuant but partly on; what's this?!] from a fess wavy azure in counterchief charged with a barrulet wavy argent between two 8-pointed stars gules a (Caucasian) bust proper dressed argent. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE MIRANDA DO CORVO".
"Corvo" means "crow" or "raven", elements which are absent in the municipal arms. I have no idea abou the bust. The wavy fess stands fro river Mondego, which flows through the municipality and its seat town.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Dec 2006

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal "Diário do Governo : III Série" in 1938.03.21.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Dec 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 Jul 1999

Presentation of Miranda do Corvo

Miranda do Corvo municipality had 13 400 inhabitants in 2000, and it is divided in 4 communes, covering 126,4 km². It is part of: Coimbra District, traditional province and 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Litoral, and C.C.R./NUT2 Centro.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Dec 2006

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