Castro Verde (city)

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CASTRO VERDE

District : Beja

Brasão de Castro Verde (city)

Official blazon

Escudo de prata, castelo de verde, aberto e iluminado de vermelho. Em chefe, à dextra, cinco escudetes de azul postos em cruz com dois flancos virados para o centro e todos carregados de cinco besantes de prata. Em chefe, à sinistra, cruz de Santiago de vermelho. Em contra-chefe, duas espigas de trigo amarelo torrado cruzadas e sobrepostas a uma picareta de mineiro de negro colocada ao eixo do escudo. Escudo Nacional encimado por uma coroa mural de quatro torres de prata. Listel branco com letras a negro : " MUNICÍPIO DE CASTRO VERDE ".

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 10, 1986.

The arms representing the town and municipality of Castro Verde are very recent, dating from the 1980s.

Castro Verde means "Green Castle", thus the green castle portrayed on the town's arms. The wheat stands for the main activity in the municipality: agriculture (namely wheat production). The pick represents the rich soil and mining activities (mainly copper).

The municipality was owned and administrated by the Santiago Military Order in medieval times (during the Christian reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula), which is symbolised by the red Santiago Cross. The 5 blue shields come from the national Portuguese coat of arms.

Freguesias in Castro Verde :


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