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Arcozelo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Arcozelo, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Arcozelo (Barcelos) 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, an arch Or masoned Sable, in dexter chief a Maltese cross Argent, in sinister chief a trident Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ARCOZELO - BARCELOS".
The arch (Port.: arco) is a canting element. The cross is alluding to the Order of St. John.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 11 June 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

Presentation of Arcozelo

Arcozelo Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 12 840 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2016

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