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Torres Novas Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Torres Novas, Distrito de Santarém

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[Torres Novas municipality] 2:3 image by André Serranho, 8 Aug 1999
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny (meaning city rank) of yellow and green.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

Coat of arms

[Torres Novas municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 8 Aug 1999

The coat of arms is Gules, before three wavy fesses Argent - Azure - Argent, a castle Or masoned Sable with port and windows Vert, issuant from the ventral tower, a gauntlet argent holding a club Or. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "TORRES NOVAS".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

Flag and arms were adopted and published in Diário da República: III Série on 7 August 1986. Torred Novas was made a city and seat of a municipality on 14 August 1985
Sérgio Horta, 8 Aug 1999

Version without Coat of Arms

[ municipality plain] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, Apr 2010

Presentation of Torres Novas

Torres Novas municipality had 37 400 inhabitants in 1990, and it is divided in 10 communes, covering 270 km². It belongs to the Santarém District and to the old province of Ribatejo.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 8 Aug 1999

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