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Aves Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Aves, Concelho de Santo Tirso, Distrito do Porto

Last modified: 2017-09-21 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: aves | fess(wavy) | shuttle | sword | scales |
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[Aves commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 22 May 2008
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About the Flag

It is a fairly typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a yellow and blue quartered field (town rank).
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2008

Coat of arms

[Aves commune CoA] image by Sérgio Horta, 22 May 2008

The arms are Vert a fess wavy Argent charged with two barrulets wavy Azure and in chief a scales Or hanging from a flaming sword Or pointing upwards and in base a shuttle Or with bobbin of the Same. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll reading in black upper case letters "AVES".
The toponym means "birds’ town", but there are none on the arms.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2008

Flag and arms adopted and published in the official journal Diário da República : III Série on 20 February 1996.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 22 May 2008

Presentation of Aves

Aves Commune is seated in Aves town (a.k.a. Vila das Aves) and is one of the 14 communes of Santo Tirso Municipality; it had 8458 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 6.1 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Sep 2017

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