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Junqueira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Junqueira, Concelho de Vila do Conde, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2016-09-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Junqueira (Vila do Conde) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2016
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, the western façade of the local church, flanked by two eradicated corn plants Argent with cobs Or, issuant from base wavy a demi millwheel Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "JUNQUEIRA - VILA DO CONDE".
The façade is that one of the local Monastery of St. Simon of Junqueira. The corn cobs are symbolizing agriculture. The base wavy is representing the rivers Ave and Este. The demi-wheel are symbolizing the many watermills, having been here in the past and having played an important role in the local economy.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2016

Former symbols

[Junqueira (Vila do Conde) commune old CoA] image located by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2016

As the shield of the 1st coat of arms was quartered and the tinctures didn't follow heraldic rules, these arms probably not had been passed the CHAAP's requirements. It displayed, only in black, white and yellow all elements of the current arms as follows: a demi millwheel issuant from water in dexter chief quarter, the western fašade of the local monastery in sinister chief, a radiant sun in dexter base, a corn plant in sinister base. Probably they had also been placed upon a plain white flag.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2016

The new(?) symbols had been approved on 7 August 1991
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2016

Presentation of Junqueira

Junqueira Commune is one of the 21 communes of Vila do Conde Municipality; it had 2019 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Sep 2016

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