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Ázere Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Ázere, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-27 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: azere(arcos de valdevez) | cross(patty) | bar(wavy) | base(mural) |
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[Ázere (Arcos de Valdevez) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Dec 2015
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain purple field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Or with embattled mural base Sable masoned Argent, a cross patty Purpure, in chief a bar wavy Azure charged with a barrulet wavy Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "ÁZERE - ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ".
The cross patty is representing the cross of Lady Teresa, a donation from Tuy Cathedral given to the local monastery and to Couto de Ázere in 1125. The bar wavy is representing little Ázere River, name giver of the commune. The castle refers to medieval castle of São Miguel-o-Anjo.
Source: Freguesias de Portugal
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Dec 2015

survey made by Comissão de Heráldica da Associação dos Arqueólogos Portugueses (CHAAP) on 15 February 2005, draft of flag and arms made by Vidal Araújo Sotto Mayor Paredes, Carlos Manuel Pereira de Barros and Nuno Amaro Beito Barros
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Dec 2015

Presentation of Ázere

Ázere Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 247 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.2 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 Dec 2015

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