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Nine Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Nine, Concelho de Vila Nova da Famalicão, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Nine commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Mar 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2016

Coat of arms

[Nine commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Mar 2016

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, a tank engine Sable garnished Or, in chief a fleur-de-lis Azure flanked by two vine leaves Vert. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "NINE - VILA NOVA DE FAMALICÃO".
The tank engine is reminding on the Portuguese Northern railway line. The track between Porto and Braga was inaugurated in May 1875 and finished in 1884. The local railway station was restored much later in 1920. The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of Our Lady of Expectation (St. Mary), the local patron saint. The vine leaves are symbolizing agriculture, the location was called the "agricultural valley of Este River". Since times immemorial Nine was well known as a location having "great agricultural estates". The base wavy is representing Este River.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 May 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2016

Presentation of Nine

Nine Commune is one of the 34 communes of Vila Nova da Famalicão Municipality; it had 2974 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Mar 2016

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