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Madalena Commune (Portugal)

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

Last modified: 2015-12-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Madalena (Vila Nova de Gaia) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 8 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 yellow field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Vert, a radiant sun Or with face, in dexter chief a torch Or, in sinister chief a lyre Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "MADALENA - VILA NOVA DE GAIA".
The sun is symbolizing the famous local beach and richness in general. The torch is simbolizing the importance of the local history, the existence of an ancient fortification and the importance of torches as lightfires for coastal shipping, the lyre is representing the cultural and spiritual endowment of the locals. The base wavy is representing the Atlantic. The green colour of the shield is symbolizing forestal riches and agriculture.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 4 November 1996
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Dec 2015

Presentation of Madalena

Madalena Commune is one of the 15 communes of the Vila Nova de Gaia municipality (q.v.); it had 10 040 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Dec 2015

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