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Monção Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Monção, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-08-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Monção municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 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 green.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 July 2007
Sometimes the depictions come, as the one at the Municipal website, in grey where «silver» is written in the official description. This has originated lots of conversations in Lusovex and the idea we have is that this common error has swept through some real flags, either on the quarters, as here, or on the scrolls. This flag should therefore be white and green. I don’t know if they use grey in real flags or not.
Jorge Candeias, 14 July 1999

Coat of arms

[Monção municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 24 July 2007

The arms are Vert issuant from a campaign wavy barry wavy Azure and Argent a tower towered Argent masoned Sable and with port and windows Gules atop of which a woman Proper dressed Or and holding with spead arms two loafs Or and on a bordure Argent the motto "Deus o deu Deus o há Dado" in black capitals. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MONÇÃO".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 July 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Jorge Candeias, 18 July 1999

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 24 June 1972
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 July 2007

Presentation of Monção

Monção municipality had 19 957 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 24 communes covering 211,51 km². It is part of Viana do Castelo District, traditional province Minho, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Minho-Lima.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 July 2007

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