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Barcelinhos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Barcelinhos, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Barcelinhos commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 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 green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, issuant from base a throughout bridge Gules masoned Or, having three archs, in chief a saltire Azure flanked by two oak twigs Vert fruited Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "BARCELINHOS".
The saltire is an attribute of St. Andrew, the local patron saint.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 4 November 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2016

Presentation of Barcelinhos

Barcelinhos Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 1781 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 May 2016

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