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Povoação Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Povoação, Açores

Last modified: 2014-11-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Povoação municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 19 Sep 2007
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About the Flag

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

António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Sep 2007

Coat of arms

[Povoação municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Sep 2007

Shield Argent, over a base wavy Vert and Argent a caravel Or ornamented, roped, masted and anchored Sable, rigged Argent between two corn cobs Or leaved Vert, in chief a goshawk Proper holding an inescutcheon Azure charged with five plates set in saltire. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "POVOAÇÃO".
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série on 16 June 1939
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Sep 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Povoação

Povoação municipality had 6726 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 6 communes covering 110,30 km², taking up the southeastern part of St. Michael Island (São Miguel). It is part of Azores Region (also a NUTS II and traditional province), former Ponta Delgada District. "Povoação" means simply "settlement".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Sep 2007

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