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Ginetes Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ginetes, Concelho de Ponta Delgada, Açores

Last modified: 2017-01-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and white.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2017

Coat of arms

Shield Or, three arrows Azure in saltire, headed, plumed and tied Gules, issuant from base a doublemount Vert, in chief a goshawk Purpure, holding in his claws an inescutcheon Azure, charged with five plates in quincunx. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "GINETES".
The goshawk is a local symbol of the Açores. The quina is a national symbol. The arrows are an attribute of St. Sebastian, the local patron saint.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2017

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 6 June 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2017

Presentation of Ginetes

Ginetes Commune is one of the 24 communes of Ponta Delgada Municipality; it had 1378 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 12.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Jan 2017

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