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Correlhã Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Correlhã, Concelho de Ponte de Lima, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-04-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Correlhã commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 26 Mar 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, base wavy of Azure and Argent, a saltire Gules charged with five inescutcheons Azure displaying five plated in quincunx each (quinas), in central chief a scallop Or garnished Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "CORRELHÃ".
The scallop is an attribute of St. James of Compostela, the local patron saint. The saltire is taken from the shield of the arms of the Braganca kin. The base wavy probably is representing river Lima.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 September 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

Presentation of Correlhã

Correlhã Commune is one of the 39 communes of the Ponte de Lima municipality (q.v.); it had 2950 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.04 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 Mar 2015

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