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Marco de Canavezes Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Marco de Canavezes, Distrito do Porto

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[Marco de Canavezes municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 9 June 2007
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a black and white gyronny (city rank) background.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 June 2007

These arms and flag were adopted upon the upgrade of the municipality seat to city status on 2 July 1993 and are a trivial change of the former arms, which included four visible crown towers (town rank); the previous background was plain white, so the flag change was not trivial.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 June 2007

Coat of arms

[Marco de Canavezes municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 6 June 2007

The arms are Sable above a seven-arched embattled bridge Argent masoned Sable and issuant from a base wavy Azure semee of wavelets Argent a fountain Or playing Argent. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers (city rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "MARCO DE CANAVESES".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 June 2007


Previous flags

1986-1994 flag

[Marco de Canavezes municipality (1986 - 1994)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 8 June 2007

This was changed in 1986, as published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série on 26 May 1986., by which the scroll read only "Marco de Canaveses".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 June 2007

1935-1986 flag

[Marco de Canavezes municipality (1935 - 1986)] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 June 2007

The original version was adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série on 28 February 1935 and had on the scroll the lettering "Vila do Marco de Canaveses". This was changed in 1986.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 June 2007


Version without Coat of Arms

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

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 February 1995
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 June 2007


Presentation of Marco de Canavezes

Marco de Canaveses municipality had 53 961 inhabitants in 2001 and consisted of 31 communes covering 202.0 km². It is part of Porto District, traditional province Douro Litoral, 1999 ref. adm. region Entre Douro e Minho, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Tâmega.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 June 2007


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