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Vila Nova de Foz Côa Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Distrito da Guarda

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[Vila Nova de Foz Côa municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Jan 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a green and white gyronny (city rank) background.
This flag and arms are in probable use since the upgrade from (town rank) in 1997.07.12 and there were but trivial changes made to the previous flag (q.v.).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Jan 2007

Coat of arms

[Vila Nova de Foz Côa municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 16 Jan 2007

The arms are Sable and almond tree Vert flowering Argent issuant from a rocky mound Proper charged with a wavy fess Azure fimbriated Argent between two hunting horns Or dressed Gules each held by a hawk Proper cornered by two knots of rope Or in chief. Mural crown argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA NOVA DE FOZ CA."
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Jan 2007

Former flag

[Vila Nova de Foz Côa(town) municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 15 Jan 2007

Before the upgrading of the municipality seat to city status, in 1997.07.12, a slightly different flag was in use, with only four towers (town rank) and green and white quaterly background; they were adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1936.06.24.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Jan 2007


Version without Coat of Arms

[Vila Nova de Foz Côa municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Vila Nova de Foz Côa municipality had 8249 inhabitants in 2001, and it consists of 14 communes, covering 398,2 km². It is part of Guarda District, traditional province and 1999 ref. adm. region Trs-os-Montes e Alto Douro, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Douro.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Jan 2007


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