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Bragança Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Bragança, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2018-05-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bragança municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Apr 2018
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field gyronny of eight of yellow and blue. Due to the original draft of Secção de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (SHAAP) it is described as: quartered into four yellow pieces and four blue pieces.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 May 1998 / 12 Apr 2018

Coat of arms

[Bragança municipality CoA] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 12 Apr 2018

Shield Gules, a castle Or with port and windows Azure, charged in its main tower with the arms of King Sancho I, revised, (a cross of five eschutcheons Azure, the lateral ones pointing inwards and the central downwards, each charged with a saltire of five plates), under a row of five 5-pointed stars Or. Mural crown Argent, with five visible towers (city rank); collar of the Tower and Sword Order; white scroll at the bottom reading in black uppercase letters "CIDADE DE BRAGANÇA" .
Source: municipal heraldry page
António Martins-Tuválkin, 26 May 1998 / 12 Apr 2018

Municipal Logo

[Bragança municipality logo] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Apr 2018

The Bragança municipal government also makes use of a logotype that somewhat resembles the arms: It shows a very stylised heraldic shield, plain red with a golden stylised castle wall above it, suggesting an "M" in the negative space of the gap between these two elements. The logo author is Rui Carvalho. For more details click here. A previous logo, which was likely replaced by the current one upon the 2013 - showing two local landmarks (the castle and the Roman forum), mountain outlines, and lettering - can be found here.
Source: municipal webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 13 Apr 2018

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário do Governo: I Série on 27 April 1935
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2017

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