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National Association of Portuguese Municipalities (Portugal)

Associação Nacional dos Municípios Portugueses

Last modified: 2015-02-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[ANMP (PT)] image by Jorge Candeias, 26 Jan 2004
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About the flag

Here, in Portugal, the vast majority of municipalities have come together and created an association to defend the interests of local powers in talks with the central administration. The association is called Associação Nacional dos Municípios Portugueses (National Association of Portuguese Municipalities), and has a flag. Since many of our municipal flags have a gyronny pattern, what better flag for the A.N.M.P. than a gyronny of red and green, the colours of the Portuguese national flag?.
Jorge Candeias, 3 Oct 1997

A national association that joins together all the Portuguese municipalities, working a bit as a lobby of local government in dealing with the central power. It is, therefore, a rather relevant organization in the Portuguese political scene. Recently new observations (TV and still pictures in online and off-line media) have led me to the conclusion that either my original report (without lettering) was incomplete and my observations flawed, or that it represents a rather marginal use of the flag. It so happens that in all my recent sightings of this flag, besides the green and red gyronny background (rather adequate for this organization) there is also a sigla, in black bold letters, centered in the field.

Photos published in the Região Sul newspaper, in 2003, show clearly a flag that has not only the gyronny red and green pattern and the central sigla (slightly different from what I drew before; I'm not entirely sure if my previous logo was correct for older flags), but also the full name of the association in black capital letters disposed in arc above the logo/sigla.
Jorge Candeias, 26 Jan 2004

Square flag

[ANMP square flag(PT)] image by Jorge Candeias, 26 Jan 2004

The flag is seen more often as small and square table flags, in conferences and such, but the sighting of the rectangular variant is also frequent, either flying outside or as interior flags.
Jorge Candeias, 26 Jan 2004


[Associação Nacional de Municípios Portugueses logo] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Aug 2014

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