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Gavieira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Gavieira, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gavieira commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 30 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 white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure, in base a mountain issuant Argent with three peaks, above two sparrowhawks volant affronty Argent, in central chief a dove Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "GAVIEIRA".
The sparrowhawks (Port.: gaviões) seem to be canting elements.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 7 September 2001
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2015

Presentation of Gavieira

Gavieira Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 298 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 57.7 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 Dec 2015

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