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Castro Verde Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Castro Verde, Distrito de Beja

Last modified: 2015-04-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Castro Verde municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Nov 2007
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About the Flag

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

António Martins-Tuválkin,

Coat of arms

[Castro Verde municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Nov 2007

The arms are Argent a castle Vert with port and windows Gules above a pick Sable per pale on two wheat ears Or set per saltire and under five escutcheons Azure per cross with the lateral ones pointing to the center and each charged with five plates (quinas cross) in the dexter chief and a Saint James cross Gules in the sinister chief. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MUNICÍPIO DE CASTRO VERDE".
"Castro verde" means "green castle" (or rather, "castrum") and the castle is thus a canting element.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Nov 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série on 10 December 1986
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Nov 2007

Presentation of Castro Verde

Castro Verde municipality had 7603 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of four communes covering 567.31 km². It is part of Beja District, traditional province and and NUTS III Baixo Alentejo, 1999 ref. adm. region and C.C.R. / NUTS II Alentejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 21 Mar 2007

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