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Terras de Bouro Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Terras de Bouro, Distrito de Braga

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[Terras de Bouro municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 27 Nov 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998

Coat of arms

[Terras de Bouro municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Nov 1998

The arms are Argent, on a mound vert lined sable, a Roe Deer (Capreolus capreolus) proper. Mural crown Argent, with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with black letters reading "TERRAS DE BOURO".
The coat of arms refers to the natural heritage of the Gerês mountains, located mainly in this municipality.
I guess it is rather a mountain, not a hill, as it shows black and green on a rocky pattern. The beast on it might very well be an Iberian Mountain Goat (Capra pyrenaica, in Portuguese Cabra-montês), but my guess is that it is a Roe Deer (in Portuguese Corço) instead.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998 / 11 Dec 1999

António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998

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 Terras de Bouro

Terras de Bouro is located in the Braga District, old province of Minho, covering 269 km² in 14 communes with 9300 inhabitants.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998

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