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São Paio Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de São Paio, Concelho de Melgaço, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-10-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[São Paio(Melgaço) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 July 2015
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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, 29 July 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules with base wavy Azure fimbriated Argent, two rye ears Or crossed per saltire between a watermill wheel Argent in base and three surrounding grapevines Or leaved Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "S. PAIO - MELGAÇO".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes, published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 3 July 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider,

Presentation of São Paio

São Paio Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Melgaço municipality (q.v.); it had 602 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 9.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 July 2015

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