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What is the meaning of Couto Misto?

Couto Misto ( Portuguese: Couto Misto [ˈko (w)tu ˈmiʃtu]; Galician: Couto Mixto; Spanish: Coto Mixto) was an independent microstate on the border between Spain and Portugal.

What is a couto?

The term couto ( coto in Spanish) comes from the Latin cautēs (pointed rock), which refers generally to an area demarcated with boundary stones ( cautos lapideos ).

When did the Couto Misto become an independent state?

With the extinction of coutos in Portugal, initiated in 1692, and concluded in 1790, the Couto Misto was freed from its feudal ties, functioning as a de facto independent state up to its partition and annexation in 1868.

What are the privileges of Couto Mixto?

The privileges of Couto Mixto included nationality, taxes, military service, the right to bear arms, official postage stamps, self-government, right of asylum, fairs and markets, road rights of way and crops.

What is the Couto Misto Mixto Association?

In 1998, the nonprofit Asociación de Amigos do Couto Mixto (Couto Misto Friendship Association) was established, followed in 2003 by the Asociación de Veciños do Couto Mixto (Couto Misto Community Association).

What is the flag of the Couto Misto?

The flag of the Couto Misto, as described by the second to last head of state Delfim Modesto Brandão in his memoirs, is formed by two vertical bands, one of white (hoist side) and one of blue. The origin of the flag is unknown, even though it resembles the one used by Portugal between 1830 and 1910, with its colors inverted.

What is the meaning of Couto?

Couto [ˈko (w)tu] is a common surname in the Galician and Portuguese language, namely in Portugal, Galicia and Brazil. Its meaning is game reservation or feudal land. Sometimes a diminutive form occurs, .

When did the Couto Misto become an independent state?

With the extinction of coutos in Portugal, initiated in 1692, and concluded in 1790, the Couto Misto was freed from its feudal ties, functioning as a de facto independent state up to its partition and annexation in 1868.

What happened to the Couto Misto?

As the three villages of the Couto Misto are now separated in two different municipalities, the main reminder of the Couto Misto in the area are the common land community trusts that continue to function in each of the villages under the old system of popular assembly.

What are the privileges of Couto Mixto?

The privileges of Couto Mixto included nationality, taxes, military service, the right to bear arms, official postage stamps, self-government, right of asylum, fairs and markets, road rights of way and crops.

What is the origin of the Couto?

Several historians have dated the origins of the Couto in the same period as the emergence of the Kingdom of Portugal, somewhere around the 12th century, which is supported by documents that date back to the early 14th century.

What is the meaning of the Spanish word Misto?

The adjective misto, meaning mixed or joint, probably refers to the dual manorial links of this territory with the feudal lords from the Duchy of Braganza and the earldom of Monte-Rei.

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