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Castelo de Paiva Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-09-30 by antónio martins
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Castelo de Paiva municipality
image by António Martins, 30 Nov 1998
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About the flag

On blue, the municipal coat of arms. Argent and azure barry wavy, on a fess sable a castle tower or, litten and opened gules, between two wine grapols of the second metal. Mural crown argent, with four towers (town rank) and white scroll with black letters reading "CONCELHO DE CASTELO DE PAIVA" (Castelo de Paiva municipality).
António Martins, 30 Nov 1998

The name means "Castle of Paiva" and Paiva is the name of a river. This would account for the arms meaning since blue waves on white is the usual portuguese heraldry symbolizing of rivers (while green waves on white symbolize the sea).
António Martins, 30 Nov 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 Castelo de Paiva

Castelo de Paiva is located in the Aveiro District, old province of Douro Litoral, covering 111 km2 in 7 communes with 16 570 inhabitants.
António Martins, 30 Nov 1998

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