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Proença-a-Nova Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Proença-a-Nova, Distrito de Castelo Branco

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[Proença-a-Nova municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 18 May 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a yellow and green quarterly divided field.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 May 2007

Coat of arms

[Proença-a-Nova municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

Shield Argent a cork oak Vert eradicated of the Same and fruited Or, on a chief Gules a Maltese cross Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE PROEÇNA-A-NOVA".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 May 2007

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in on 16 January 1934
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 May 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Proença-a-Nova

Proença-a-Nova municipality had 9610 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of four communes covering 395,26 km². It is part of Castelo Branco District, traditional province Beira Baixa, 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Interior, C.C.R. / NUTS II Centro, and NUTS III Pinhal Interior Sul.
""Proença" is Old Portuguese for "Provence" (later become "Provença"), but this is not reflected in the arms; "a Nova" means "the newe"" (the older, Proença-a-Velha, is a village located in nearby Idanha-a-Nova municpality).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 17 May 2007

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