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Tavira Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Tavira, Distrito de Faro

Last modified: 2014-11-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Tavira municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Jan 2000
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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 black over white (city rank).
Sérgio Horta, 4 Jan 2000

Coat of arms

[Tavira municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 4 Jan 2000

On a silver field 2 red towers connected by a 7 arches bridge over them a Christian king's head, a red Santiago order cross and a Muslim king's head, below the arches 5 waves, the first 2 blue and the other green, standing on the last wave a black and gold boat with 3 silver sails. 5 silver towers mural crown (city rank), white scroll with the lettering "CIDADE DE TAVIRA".
Sérgio Horta, 4 Jan 2000

Flag and arms adopted and published in Diário do Governo : I Série on 6 March 1933
Sérgio Horta, 4 Jan 2000

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Tavira

This is a city that belongs to Faro district has a 589 km2 area, nine freguesias (communes) and about 24 000 inhabitants.
Sérgio Horta, 4 Jan 2000

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