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Polvoreira Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Polvoreira, Concelho de Guimarães, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-06-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Polvoreira commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 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 white field.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, a watermill's wheel Or, flanked by two flax branches Argent tied in base, in chief a crowing rooster statant Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "POLVOREIRA".
The crowing rooster might here be an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint. But it is not very likely, because here the rooster would rather be a mark of abatement (of St. Peter).
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 17 August 1999
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

Presentation of Polvoreira

Polvoreira Commune is one of the 48 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 3495 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 May 2016

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