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Vila Pouca de Aguiar Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2010-09-19 by antónio martins
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Vila Pouca de Aguiar municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 04 Mar 2007
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About the flag

It is a fairily typical portuguese municipal flag, with the coat of arms centered on a green and black quarterly (town rank) background. Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário do Governo : I Série in 1940.10.08.
António Martins, 12 Apr 2007

Coat of arms

Vila Pouca de Aguiar municipality
image by Sérgio Horta, 13 Apr 2007

The arms are Argent above a mound of two coupeaux Sable charged with a counterpall wavy Azure fimbriated Argent a bundle of three ears of wheat Vert tied Gules between two bees Or and on a chief Azure an eagle Or. Mural crown argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "Vila Pouca de Aguiar".
António Martins, 12 Apr 2007

Vila Pouca de Aguiar includes in its name the surname of a major Portuguese armigerous line, the Aguiar lineage (related to the Spanish Aguilar), whose arms depict a canting eagle. This is shown in the chief of the the municipal arms.
António Martins, 13 Apr 2007 and 08 Sep 2010

Version without the coat of arms

Vila Pouca de Aguiar plain flag
image by António Martins, 2010

Plain (monocolored) portuguese subnational flags are not allowed to have armless variations: plain flags always carry the coat of arms.
Jorge Candeias, 18 Jul 1999

Presentation of Vila Pouca de Aguiar

Vila Pouca de Aguiar municipality had 14 998 inhabitants in 2001 and consists of 18 communes covering 432,68 km². It is part of Vila Real District, traditional province and 1999 ref. adm. region Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, current C.C.R. / NUTS II Norte, and NUTS III Alto Trás-os-Montes.
António Martins, 12 Apr 2007

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