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Rio de Moinhos Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Rio de Moinhos, Concelho de Abrantes, Distrito de Santarém

Last modified: 2015-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rio de Moinhos (Abrantes) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2015
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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.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Azure with base wavy of Argent and Azure, issuant from base a sailing boat Or garnished Gules and rigged Argent, a millstone Argent in every corner of chief. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "RIO DE MOINHOS - ABRANTES".
The commune's name means "river of mills". According to Portuguese heraldry blue waves mean sweetwater, usually a river or a creek. Thus the base wavy together with the millstones are canting.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 24 May 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2015

Presentation of Rio de Moinhos

Rio de Moinhos Commune is one of the 13 communes of the Abrantes municipality (q.v.); it had 1202 iinhabitants in 2011 and covers 20.0 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2015

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