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Castelo de Paiva Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Castelo de Paiva, Distrito de Aveiro

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[Castelo de Paiva municipality] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain blue field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998

Coat of arms

[Castelo de Paiva municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 30 Nov 1998

Shield barry wavy of Argent and Azure, a fess Sable charged with a castle tower Or with port aand windows Gules, flanked by two wine grapols Or. Mural crown Argent, with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with black upper case letters reading "CONCELHO DE CASTELO DE PAIVA.
The name means "Castle of Paiva" and Paiva is the name of a river. This would account for the arms meaning since blue waves on white is the usual Portuguese heraldry symbolizing of rivers (while green waves on white symbolize the sea).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998

Flag and arms adopted and published inDiário da República: I Série on 13 February 1985
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998

Version without Coat of Arms

Plain (monocoloured) Portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have variations without arms: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 July 1999

Presentation of Castelo de Paiva

Castelo de Paiva is located in the Aveiro District, old province of Douro Litoral, covering 111 km² in six communes with 16 570 inhabitants.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 30 Nov 1998

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