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Ribeirinha Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ribeirinha, Concelho de Lajes do Pico, Açores

Last modified: 2016-01-16 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: ribeirinha(lajes do pico) | bend(wavy) | mattock(blade) | hammer |
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[Ribeirinha (Lajes do Pico) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 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 field quartered of red and white.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent parted by a bend wavy Azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent, in sinister chief a mattock's blade Gules, in dexter base a hammer Gules stemmed Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "RIBEIRINHA - LAJES DO PICO".
The bend wavy is symbolizing the river banks giving the commune its name. The hammer is representing carpentry, the blade agriculture.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 November 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2016

Presentation of Ribeirinha

Ribeirinha Commune is one of the six communes of the Lajes do Pico municipality (q.v.); it had 374 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2016

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