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Gonça Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Gonça, Concelho de Guimarães, Distrito de Braga

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

Coat of arms

Shield Vert with base wavy of Argent and Azure, a billet Argent, flanked by two melons Or, in chief two grapevines Or in fess leaved Argent. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "GONÇA".
The green colour is representing the natural landscape of the commune. The grapevines are representing the high quality "green vine" produced in Gonça and in the whole Minho region as well. The base wavy is representing the local riches of water, especially the Selho River. The melons are alluding to the pilgrimage of St. Matthew. The billet is representing the local stonemasonry based on granite.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 28 July 2000
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2016

Presentation of Gonça

Gonça Commune is one of the 48 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 1051 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2016

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