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Ribeira de Pena Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Ribeira de Pena, Distrito de Vila Real

Last modified: 2014-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ribeira de Pena municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Dec 2006
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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, 14 Dec 2006

Coat of arms

[Ribeira de Pena municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Dec 2006

The arms are Argent a cross pattee Gules voided (cross of the Christ Knights’ Order) surrounded by two branches of orange Vert fruited Or crossed in base and tied Gules above a rocky ground Sable lined Or charged with a bar wavy Azure fimbriated Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "RIBEIRA DE PENA".
The arms are partly canting, for "ribeira de pena" means something like "cliff stream".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Dec 2006

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : I Série on 13 June 1951
António Martins-Tuválkin,

Version without Coat of Arms

Plain (monocoloured) Portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 July 1999

Presentation of Ribeira de Pena

Ribeira de Pena municipality had 7412 inhabitants in 2001, and it is divided in seven communes, covering 217,66 km². It belongs to: Vila Real District, traditional province Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, 1999 ref. adm. region and C.C.R./NUT2 Centro, and NUT3 Tâmega.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Dec 2006

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