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Póvoa do Varzim Municipality (Portugal)

Last modified: 2001-09-14 by antonio martins
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[Póvoa do Varzim municipality]
by António Martins, 22 Aug 1999
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About the flag

Arms: azure, an anchor, with iron and ring argent and shaft or forming a raguly cross, entangled in a rosary with 18 globes or on a brown string, between at sinister a moon argent, open dexter, and dexter a sun or, argent mural crown of five towers (city status), scroll reading "PÓVOA DO VARZIM".
António Martins, 03 Oct 1998

Variation with blue scroll with yellow letters

[Póvoa do Varzim plain flag]
by António Martins, 22 Aug 1999

The scroll is usually black on white — though still a number of sources show it yellow on blue.
António Martins, 22 Aug 1999

Presentation of Póvoa do Varzim

This municipality has 55 810 inhabitants in 86 km2 and belongs to the old province of Douro Litoral, to the region to be of Entre-Douro-e-Minho and to the current Porto District.
António Martins, 03 Oct 1998

In this municipality seat, the fishermen city of Póvoa do Varzim, traditional sea vessels and tombstones display a quite interesting traditional para-heraldic system showing cadency, inheritance and ancestry, consisting of main symbols and “modifiers”, known as siglas poveiras.
António Martins, 03 Oct 1998

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