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Nordeste Municipality (Portugal)

Concelho de Nordeste, Açores

Last modified: 2014-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Nordeste municipality] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 17 Oct 2007
See also: External links:
  • Page about Nordeste at the Portuguese Municipalities’s Association website (incl. image of the arms)
    reported by António Martins, 18 Nov 2001
  • Nordeste, at the English Wikipedia
    reported by António Martins, 18 Oct 2007

About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2007

Coat of arms

[Nordeste municipality CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 18 Oct 2007

The arms are Argent on a fess Sable three fires proper and on the chief a goshawk Proper holding an inescutcheon Azure charged with five plates Argent set in saltire and in base two barrulets wavy Vert semy of fish endowed Argent. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "VILA DE NORDESTE".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2007

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série on 15 September 1937 Meaning:
The goshawk is representing that the municipality belongs to the Açores, the grren waves are symbolizing the sea.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2007

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 Nordeste

Nordeste municipality had 5291 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 9 communes covering 101,51 km², taking up the NE half of St. Michael Island (São Miguel). It is part of Azores Region (also a NUTS II and traditional province), former Angra do Heroísmo District. "Nordeste" is Portuguese for "northeast", refering to the location of this municipality, which is not hinted at in the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 18 Oct 2007

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