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Estela Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Estela, Concelho de Póvoa do Varzim, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-04-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Estela commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 25 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, two eradicated pines Argent ordered per fess, in chief a Marian crown Argent, base Or semy of seaweed branches Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "ESTELA".
The crown is alluding to St. Mary, the local patron saint. Pines are the predominant species of trees in the commune. The base is representing the Masseira Fields.
Ralf Hartemink's webpage and communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 12 July 2004
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

Presentation of Estela

Estela Commune is one of the seven communes of Póvoa do Varzim Municipality; it had 2316 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Mar 2017

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