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Macieira de Rates Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Macieira de Rates, Concelho de Barcelos, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-05-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Macieira de Rates commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 11 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 red field.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent, two barrels Sable garnished Or set in fess, in chief a watermill's wheel Gules. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "MACIEIRA DE RATES".
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 27 June 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2016

Presentation of Macieira de Rates

Macieira de Rates Commune is one of the 61 communes of Barcelos Municipality; it had 2083 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 7.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 May 2016

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