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Valença Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Valença, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-03-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Valença municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 2010
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of white and purple.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 June 2007

Coat of arms

[Valença municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 2010

The arms are Gules, on a three-arch bridge Argent masoned Sable issuant from a base wavy Azure and Argent a castle Argent masoned Sable with port and windows Gules charged in its main tower with an inescutcheon Azure five plates Argent between two bunches of grapes Purpure leaved Or, in chief dexter a crescent Argent and in chief sinister a sun Or. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VALENÇA".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 June 2007

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : II Série in on 29 December 1960, a remarkably late date
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 June 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Valença

Valença (a.k.a. Valença do Minho) municipality had 14 187 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 11 communes covering 117,43 km². It is part of Viana do Castelo District, traditional province Minho, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Minho-Lima.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 3 June 2007

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