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Gemieira Commune (Portugal)

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

Last modified: 2015-04-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gemieira commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 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 yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a tower Or masoned Sable with port and windows Gules at dexter and a watermill wheel Argent at sinister between a base wavy of Argent and Azure and a scallop Or in chief. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "GEMIEIRA".
The scallop is an attribute of St. James of Compostela.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2015

Draft of flag and arms made by Carlos Alberto Mouteira Fernandes. Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 July 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2015

Presentation of Gemieira

Gemieira Commune is one of the 39 communes of the Ponte de Lima municipality (q.v.); it had 601 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Mar 2015

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