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Couto Commune (Portugal)

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

Last modified: 2015-12-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Couto (Arcos de Valdevez) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 29 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 white field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Gules, in chief a pair of keys crossed per saltire, the bendy one Or and the sinister bendy one Argent, in centre a throughout wall Argent masoned Sable with open gate Gules and issuant from a bar wavy Argent, charged with a barrulet wavy Azure. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "COUTO - ARCOS DE VALDEVEZ".
The bar wavy is representing the rivers Vez and Ázere. The pair of keys is an attribute of St. Peter, the local patron saint.
Source: communal webpage, however with different form of scroll-
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 25 October 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2015

Presentation of Couto

Couto Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 615 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 5.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Dec 2015

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