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Urgezes Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Urgezes, Concelho de Guimarães, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-06-29 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Urgezes commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider and Sérgio Horta, 26 June 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain white field.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 June 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Vert, set in fess three spigots Or pouring water Argent, in chief three stones Argent ordered 1:2, in base a cogwheel Or. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "URGEZES".
The three spigots are representing historical monuments (probably wells) and the Holy Fountains of S. Gualter, of Remédios, of Parede, of Fontanário do Cruzeiro and of Tanque da Vaca Magra. The stones are attributes of St. Stephen, the local patron saint. The cogwheel is representing industries as the main local business line.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 June 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 16 January 2003
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 June 2016

Presentation of Urgezes

Urgezes Commune is one of the 48 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 5259 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 3.3 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 June 2016

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