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Alvelos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Alvelos, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-06-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Alvelos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 4 May 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base a watermill's wheel Argent, in chief a gridiron Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals ALVELOS - BARCELOS""
The gridiron is an attribute of St. Lawrence, the local patron saint. The millwheel is representing the numerous watermills alongside the banks of Ameias River, the base wavy is representing the river itself.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 2 February 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Presentation of Alvelos

Alvelos Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 2145 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

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