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Madalena Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Madalena, Azores

Last modified: 2015-10-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Madalena (Azores) municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta,
See also: External links:
  • Page about Madalena at the Portuguese Municipalities’s Association website (incl. image of the arms)
    reported by António Martins, 18 Nov 2001
  • Madalena, at the English Wikipedia
    reported by António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Oct 2007

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, 1 Oct 2007

Coat of arms

[Madalena (Azores) municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2 Oct 2007

The arms are Azure issuant from a campaign of dirt Argent emphasized Sable charged with two fesses wavy Vert five volcanos Argent emphasized Sable flaming Gules and Or being the central one larger all under two bunches of grapes Or set in fess and on the chief a goshawk Proper holding an escutcheon Azure charged with five plates Argent set in saltire (a quina). Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DA MADALENA"
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Oct 2007

António Martins-Tuválkin,

António Martins, 01 Oct 2007


António Martins-Tuválkin,

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário Governo: I Série on 20 June 1939
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Presentation of

Madalena municipality had 6136 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 6 communes covering 149,08 km², taking up the western half of the Pico Island. It is part of Azores Region (also a NUTS II and traditional province), former Horta District.
Francisco Santos, 1 Oct 2007

"Madalena" is Portuguese for "[Mary] Magdalene", of which there’s no reflection on the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Oct 2007

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