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Castro de Avelãs Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Castro de Avelãs, Concelho de Bragança, Distrito de Bragança

Last modified: 2016-08-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Castro de Avelãs commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 6 July 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
Sources: this webpage and this photo
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 July 2016

Coat of arms

[Castro de Avelãs commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 6 July 2016

Shield Or a fess Sable masoned Argent (it is blazoned as a wall section, but lacks the usual embattlements) and in chief issuant from a cup Gules a serpent Vert eyed and langued Gules and in base a hazel eradicated Vert fruited Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "CASTRO DE AVELÃS".
"Castro de Avelãs" means something like "Fort Hazel"" (literally "castle of hazelnuts"): both concepts are shown in the arms, thus partly canting.
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 July 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série on 29 November 2012
Source: here
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 July 2016

Presentation of Castro de Avelãs

Castro de Avelãs Commune is one of the 39 communes of Bragança Municipality; it had 460 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 13.5 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 July 2016

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