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Bougado Commune [Trofa City] (Portugal)

Last modified: 2016-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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União das Freguesias de Bougado (São Martinho e Santiago), Concelho de Trofa, Distrito do Porto

[Bougado [Trofa city] commune CoA] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2016
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About the Flag

I couldn't find any flag information, nor any information about about the former communes of São Martinho de Bougado and Santiago de Bougado.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base Or, issuant from base a suspension bridge Sable and Argent seen from street Or and crossing a bar wavy of Azure and Argent. In chief a cogwheel Or, at sinister partially superimposed by a wheat ear Or and flanked by a paly crozier Sable at dexter and a baton Vert with a canteen Sable. Mural crown Argent with five visible towers and white scroll with inscription in black initials "TROFA".
Acc. to source this should be the coat of arms of São Martinho de Bougado. But please note a few contradictions. The inscription in the scroll is "TROFA" though the official name is "UNIÃO DAS FREGUESIAS DE BOUGADO (SÃO MARTINHO E SANTIAGO)". The mitre seems to be an attribute of St. Martin and the baton with canteen an attribute of St. James the Elder. So both former communes are represented in these arms. The suspension bridge from another point of view can also be found in the arms of Trofa Municipality. As there are five visible towers within the mural crown (
city rank), this coat of arms doesn't belong to São Martinho de Bougado, as described within source.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2016

Presentation of Bougado

Bougado Commune is one of the five communes of the Trofa municipality (q.v.); it had 21 612 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 27.5 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Jan 2016

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