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Torre de Moncorvo Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Torre de Moncorvo, Distrito de Bragan ça

Last modified: 2014-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Torre de Moncorvo municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin,7 Mar 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Mar 1999

Coat of arms

[Torre de Moncorvo municipality CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Oct 2014

The flag is plain blue; in the center, the coat of arms. The arms are: Or, a castle tower Azure, with two ravens Sable, perched on either side of the 1st floor balcony, both facing the center of the shield. Mural crown Argent with four apparent towers (town rank) and white scroll reading "VILA DE TORRE DE MONCORVO" in black upper case letters. Meaning:
These are canting arms because the town’s name can be interpreted as "Tower of" ("Torre de") "Raven-Hill" ("Monte"+"Corvo"). I’m not sure weather this is the real etimology, but that’s sure what’s on the arms — only the hill is missing (but it could sure be «on a mound sable, a castle…»).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Mar 1999

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário do Governo : I Série on 27 April 1935
Sérgio Horta, 7 Mar 1999

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 Torre de Moncorvo

Torre de Moncorvo (also called simply Moncorvo) is one of the municipalities of the Bragança district and of the old province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro), covering 479 km² in 13 communes where 10 470 inhabitants live (1992 data).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Mar 1999

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