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Rio de Moinhos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rio de Moinhos, Concelho de Sátão, Distrito de Viseu

Last modified: 2017-03-04 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: rio de moinhos(satao) | base(wavy) | watermill(wheel) | fish | vine bower |
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[Rio de Moinhos (Sátão) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of green and yellow.
Source: Sátão Tourism page
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Or with base wavy of Azure and Argent, the wave Argent charged with two fish Gules set in fess, issuant from base two demi watermill wheels Gules set in fess, in chief a vine bower Vert with five grapevines Purpure. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "RIO DE MOÍNHOS - SÁTÃO".
The commune's name means "river of mills". Base wavy and millwheels together are thus a canting element.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 8 February 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017

Presentation of Rio de Moinhos

Rio de Moinhos Commune is one of the nine communes of Sátão Municipality; it had 942 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 10.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Mar 2017

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