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Canidelo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Canidelo, Concelho de Vila Nova de Gaia, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2015-12-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Canidelo (Vila Nova de Gaia) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 7 Dec 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent divided by a saltire Gules with base wavy of Vert, Argent and Azure in the bottom quarter, a strawberry Gules barbed Vert in the dexter and sinister quarter and a corn cob Or leaved Vert in the chief quarter. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "CANIDELO - VILA NOVA DE GAIA".
The saltire is an attribute of St. Andrew, the local patron saint. Corn and strawberries are simbolizing agriculture. The base wavy, having a green and a blue wavy is symboloizing the Atlantic and River Douro.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 May 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Dec 2015

Presentation of Canidelo

Canidelo Commune is one of the 15 communes of the Vila Nova de Gaia municipality (q.v.); it had 27 769 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 8.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Dec 2015

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