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Gilmonde Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Gilmonde, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gilmonde commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 10 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, 10 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a castle with two embattled towers, Argent masoned Sable, each tower charged with a fleur-de-lis Gules, in chief a crown Or flanked by two corn cobs Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "GILMONDE"
Castle and fleur-de-lis are representing the local Castle of Faria, an important archaeological estate. The crown is an attribute of St. Mary, the local patron saint. The corn cobs are symbolizing agriculture.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 December 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2016

Presentation of Gilmonde

Gilmonde Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 1516 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 5.6 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 May 2016

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