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Brito Commune (Portugal)

Freguesia de Brito, Concelho de Guimarães, Distrito de Braga

Last modified: 2016-06-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Brito (Guimarães) commune] 2:3 image by Sérgio Horta, 30 May 2016
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About the Flag

It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a field quartered of blue and white.
Source: Guimarães municipal webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2016

Coat of arms

Shield Argent with base wavy of Azure and Argent, two millstones Gules set in fess, in chief a cogwheel Gules. Mural crown Argent with four visible towers (town rank) and white scroll with inscription in black capitals "BRITO - GUIMARÃES".
The base wavy is representing the local riches of water, especially Ave River. The cogwheel is representing industries. The millstones are representing the local production of corn flower, run by water power.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2016

Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 19 July 2002
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2016

Presentation of Brito

Brito Commune is one of the 48 communes of Guimarães Municipality; it had 4939 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 5.9 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2016

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