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Espinho Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Espinho, Concelho de Braga, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2017-09-28 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Espinho (Braga) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Jan 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

[Espinho (Braga) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 14 Sep 2017

Shield Argent, a thorn crown Gules between two grape bunches Purpure leafed Vert, in base two pilgrim staffs with their gourds Gules set per saltire. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case serifed letters "ESPINHO - BRAGA".
"Espinho" means litterally "thorn"; the arms are partly canting.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Sep 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 28 October 2000
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Sep 2017

Presentation of Espinho

Espinho Commune is one of the 37 communes of Braga Municipality; it had 1181 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.5 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 14 Sep 2017

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