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Torre de Moncorvo Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2006-09-30 by antónio martins
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Torre de Moncorvo municipality
image by António Martins, 07 Mar 1999
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About the flag

The flag is plain blue; in the center, the coat of arms. These are: or, a castle tower azure, with two ravens, each perched on each side of the 1st floor balcony, both facing the center of the shield. Mural crown argent with four apparent towers (town rank) and white scroll reading "VILA DE TORRE DE MONCORVO" in black upper case letters.
António Martins, 07 Mar 1999

These are canting arms because the town’s name can be interpreted as "Tower of" ("Torre de") "Raven-Hill" ("Monte"+"Corvo"). I’m not sure weather this is the real etimology, but that’s sure what’s on the arms -- only the hill is missing (but it could sure be «on a mound sable, a castle…»).
António Martins, 07 Mar 1999

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 Torre de Moncorvo

Torre de Moncorvo (also called simply Moncorvo) is one of the municipalities of the Bragança district and of the old province of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro), covering 479 km2 in 17 communes where 10 470 inhabitants live (1992 data).
António Martins, 07 Mar 1999

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