Buy State Flags from Allstate FlagsBuy US flags from Five Star Flags
This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Amares Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-09-30 by antónio martins
Keywords: amares | coat of arms | tree (green) | grapes | maize | corn |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors

Amares municipality
image by Jorge Candeias, 19 Jul 1999
See also: Other sites:

About the flag

The flag is a plain green field but, unlike Libya, has the coat of arms in the centre. The coat of arms is typical, having a 4-towered mural crown, a scroll reading "VILA DE AMARES" and a shield with a silver field, charged with an all-green fruit tree (incl. the trunk) charged with golden fruits and sided by two bunches of red grapes in the top and two yellow corn ears with green leaves in the bottom. This coat of arms is simply a depiction of the main agriculture productions of the municipality: maize, fruits (particularly pears), grapes and wine).
Jorge Candeias, 20 Jun 1998

Version without the coat of arms

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Amares

Amares is a town belonging to the Braga district, old Minho province, future Entre Douro e Minho region. It has an area of 81,9 sq. km inhabited by about 17 000 people distributed amongst 24 communes. It’s another rural municipality, partially included in the first protected area in Portugal (and our only national park) the National Park of Peneda-Gerês. Some eco-tourism is starting to develop all over the park, and I suppose that the municipality of Amares is no exception.
Jorge Candeias, 20 Jun 1998

Anything below this line was not added by the editor of this page.