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Raminho Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Raminho, Concelho de Angra do Heroísmo, Açores

Last modified: 2015-11-01 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Raminho commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 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, 2 Nov 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Vert divided by a bend Or charged with three bees Gules, in dexter base a sheaf of five wheat ears Or tied Gules, in sinister chief a sun radiant Or charged with a Latin cross Sable. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "RAMINHO"
The green colour is representing hope and confidence and the green pastures of the commune. The golden colour of the bend is symbolizing the Christian faith. The red colour is symbolizing importance and valour, also charity and generosity of the local people. The bees are symbolizing the diligence of the local people. The sun with 12 rays and the cross are alluding to St. Francis Xavier, the local patron saint and Jesus Christ himself as the sun of justice. The wheat sheaf is symbolizing the abundance of agricultural products in the commune.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2015

Flag and arms based on a expertise of the CHAAP on 31 January 1996 approved by local government on 16 February 1996. Draft of flag and arms made by Dr. João Maria Mendes and José Henrique do Álamo Oliveira on request of the local government.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2015

Presentation of Raminho

Raminho Commune is one of the 19 communes of the Angra do Heroísmo municipality (q.v.); it had 565 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 11.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Nov 2015

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