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Póvoa (Pruoba) Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Póvoa, Concelho de Mirando do Douro (Cunceilho de Miranda de L Douro), Distrito de

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[Póvoa (Pruoba) commune] 2:3 image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2016
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Introduction of Póvoa

Like all toponyms in the municipality, this commune has two names: Póvoa in Portuguese and Pruoba in Mirandese (the local syncretic Asturian-Leonese dialect complex, co-official language of Portugal and given a standard orthography); each is the translation of the other and both have the meaning of "settlement".The names in brackets are Mirandese, the local language.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Feb 2016

About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain green field.
I called the commune's government President on the phone.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2016

Coat of arms

[Póvoa (Pruoba) commune] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 Feb 2016

Shield Argent a trunk Sable locked and chained Argent, in chief a bagpipe Sable bagged Gules and fringed Gules and Azure, in base an oxcart's wheel Vert. the "foliage" ("ramagem") of the bagpipe is purple, although it is legally described as "fringed Gules and Azure" . Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "PÓVOA - MIRANDA do DOURO".
Source: this webpage
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Feb 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 26 August 2008
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Feb 2016

Presentation of Póvoa

Póvoa (Pruoba) Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Mirando do Douro Municipality; it had 208 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 22.4 km².
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 Feb 2016

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