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Gave Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Gave, Concelho de Melgaço, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

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[Gave(Melgaço) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 July 2008
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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.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 July 2008

Coat of arms

[Gave(Melgaço) commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 9 June 2008

The arms are Gules two rye ears Or crossed per saltire flanking a fleur de lis Or offset to the chief and flanked by two watermill's wheels Argent and on a base wavy Argent a fess wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "GAVE - MELGAÇO".
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 July 2008

The author of the flag and arms is Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 12 March 2003
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 July 2008

Presentation of

Gave Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Melgaço municipality (q.v.); it had 237 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 9.8 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 7 July 2008

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