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Monte Redondo Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Monte Redondo, Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Distrito de Viana do Castelo

Last modified: 2015-12-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Monte Redondo (Arcos de Valdevez) commune] 2:3 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 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 red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2015

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, issuant from base a mountain Sable, superimposed by a paly palm leaf Or charged with a paly knife Gules, in dexter chief a rounded cross patty Gules, in sinister chief a Maltese cross Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials "MONTE REDONDO - ARCOS de VALDEVEZ".
The mountain probably is a canting element, alluding to the commune's name, the crosses are representing the knights' orders of the Templars and the St. Johns.
Source: communal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2015

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: II Série (special part) on 28 November 2006
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2015

Presentation of Monte Redondo

Monte Redondo Commune is one of the 36 communes of the Arcos de Valdevez municipality (q.v.); it had 227 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 2.4 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Dec 2015

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