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Lijó Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Lijó, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Lijó commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 May 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, a basket Or, surrounded by two chiseller's mallets Argent (at dexter and sinister), a plate charged with a cross Sable (in chief) and a heraldic fountain in base. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "LIJÓ - BARCELOS"
Plate and cross are reminding on Santa Cruz Chapel, the basket is representing the most important local artwork, i.e. basketry. The mallets are representing the local stonemasonry, which educed many artisans. The heraldic fountain is representing Lombão River . The green colour is representing the local fields.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 23 October 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2016

Presentation of Lijó

Lijó Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 2306 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 4.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2016

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