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Carregal do Sal Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Carregal do Sal, Distrito de Viseu

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[Carregal do Sal municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 1 Aug 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on background quarterly (town rank), yellow and purple.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Aug 2007

Coat of arms

[Carregal do Sal municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta,

The arms are Sable a bunch of grapes Purpure leafed and trunked Or and two pomegranates Or seeded Gules. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE CARREGAL DO SAL". Meaning:
"Carregal do sal" means "salt wharf" (a place where salt is loaded or off-loaded), refering to the local river harbour where rock salt was shipped - this toponimic symbolism is missing from the arms
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Aug 2007

Flag and coat of arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1935.12.21.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Aug 2007

Version without Coat of Arms

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

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 Carregal do Sal

Carregal do Sal municipality had 10 411 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 5 communes covering 113,80 km². It is part of Viseu District,traditional province Beira Alta, 1999 ref. adm. region Beira Interior, C.C.R. / NUTS II Centro and NUTS III Dão-Lafões.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 1 Aug 2007

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