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Braga Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Braga, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2018-05-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Braga municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin and André Serranho, 7 Aug 1999 / 22 Sep 2017
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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 of blue and white (city rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 Aug 1999

Coat of arms

[Braga municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Sep 2017

The shield is blue, in centre an image of Our Lady of Braga, robed purple and cloaked celestial blue, crowned by a silver mural(?) crown, holding a lily proper in her right hand and infant Jesus in her left arm. She is flanked by two silver towers, masoned black with port and windows red, in chief three inescutcheons Portugal ancient, silver charged with five blue inescutcheons charged with five silver bezants each (quina). Silver mural crown with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading "BRAGA" in black upper case letters.
According to Ralf Hartemink the towers are representing the 900-years-old cathedral, deicated to Our Lady of Braga.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2014

Flag and arms were approved and published in Diário da República: III Série on 23 March 1989
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2014

Version without Coat of Arms

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

Presentation of Braga

Braga city is head of a municipality and district with the same name. It had 181  494

inhabitants in 2011 living nowadays (2014) in 37 communes covering 183,4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Aug 2014

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