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Vila Nova de Cerveira Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Vila Nova de Cerveira, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

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[Vila Nova de Cerveira municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 8 Aug 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

Coat of arms

[Vila Nova de Cerveira municipality CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Aug 2014

The arms are vert, a stag or crowned with an inescutcheon charged with five bezants argent set in quincunx. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA NOVA DE CERVEIRA".
A beautiful flag for a charming town, I say. Canting arms, since "cerveira" means "place of stags" ("cervo" = "stag").
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

Flag and arms were approved on 16 February 1972
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 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 Vila Nova de Cerveira

Vila Nova de Cerveira municipality had 9150 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 11 communes, covering 110 km². It belongs to the Viana do Castelo District and to the old province of Minho.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999 and Sérgio Horta,

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