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Marvão Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Marvão, Distrito de Portalegre

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[Marvão municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Aug 2007
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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, 21 Aug 2007

Coat of arms

[Marvão municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 21 Aug 2007

The arms are Azure a castle Or with port and windows Gules and in chief an inescutcheon Argent charged with five inescutcheons Azure set crosswise each charged with five plates set saltirewise (quina) and the inescutcheon Argent between two keys Argent set palewise and turned inwards. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MUI NOBRE E SEMPRE LEAL VILA DE MARVÃO".
"Marvão" stands for Ibn Marwan, a local lord and scholar of the 9th century, which does not show on the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Aug 2007

This flag and coat of arms were adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1933.06.20.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Aug 2007

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 July 1999

Presentation of Marvão

Marvão municipality had 4029 inhabitants in 2001, and it consists of 4 communes, covering 154,85 km². It is part of Portalegre District, traditional province and NUTS III Alto Alentejo, 1999 ref. adm. region and C.C.R. / NUTS II Alentejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Aug 2007

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